Tips for Tuning the Linux Kernel


Learn how to tune the Linux kernel with the /proc filesystem.

The Linux kernel is “a tunable marvel that allows you to make changes to its parameters while it is running and without requiring a reboot,” writes David Both.

“In most distributions, the default compile is perfectly fine for most use cases. But there are times when a bit of tuning is in order,” Both says. The good news, he notes, is that “the kernel can be tuned easily without recompiling it or even rebooting.” 

In this article, Both explains how to tune the kernel using the /proc filesystem and some commonly used tools, such as the free command, top , htop , and glances .

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