Faster boot

I usually do not care too much about my system boot time. Slackware running on modern hardware, especially with a SSD for / (root file system) will boot very fast without any additional tweaking. My laptop, however, does not have a SSD and although the machine is relatively new, I find it convenient to speed up the booting a little more. Read the rest of this entry »


Building on multiple cores

Sometimes, I want to build a package as fast as possible. I have done this, when I had to make a new SlackBuild for something large and I just want to see if all requirements are met. Read the rest of this entry »


Compiling in RAM

I like to speed up the compiling process by compiling in RAM. Almost all additional software that I use is installed from SlackBuilds.org. Scripts from there use /tmp/SBo for compiling, as can be seen from the templates files. Read the rest of this entry »