Creating a OpenVz template with a LFS

Julien BODIN julien.bodin at
Sun Mar 27 14:45:50 PDT 2011

Actually I just want a reliable and fast system which can be
virtualized. I don't want to use CPU or RAM for other things that I
really use.
But this is not related to lfs, because I'm doing it just because I
want to know how a distribution work.

I was just curious about the fact that a lfs can or can't be faster
than another distribution (with same versions, configuration and
hardware), but in LFS we do not use optimization with gcc (as it can
be done with gentoo, for example, or with archlinux) so I think it
will be slower.

2011/3/27 Ken Moffat <zarniwhoop at>:
> On Sun, Mar 27, 2011 at 10:37:33PM +0200, Julien BODIN wrote:
>> Ok, I think I will do some benchmarks in proxmox (with KVM, easier)
>> with a BLFS and a archlinux.
>> I need a fast mysql database :-)
>> (well, don't really need it but i want it :D).
>>  Julien
>  Why don't you use your time to *tune* mysql for your requirements ?
> I don't have any interest in it these days (I prefer a different
> database for my currently limited usage, and I don't want to get into
> a vim/emacs type of flamewar :) but I can remember that a few years
> ago I was reading several books on it.  Things like different table
> types (they all have tradeoffs), and probably a host of other
> configuration options.  And perhaps different column types in the
> tables, if you have options, and different indexing options.
>  Googling for "tuning mysql" finds 14.6 million results, but those
> on the front page all look useful (of course, some might be outdated
> - probably best to start at - and it looks as if
> arch is using 5.5).  Hopefully, 5.5 is faster - it presumably has a
> longer expected lifespan than 5.1.
>  However, I have to admit that I've never attempted to use a VM, and
> it's possible that it introduces enough overhead to alter the
> results.  So, for reliable results you really need to test on the
> hardware you will be using (ok, test in a VM if you only intend to
> run it like that).
> ĸen
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