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Old January 17th, 2012, 09:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Kernel? What does it do for me?

Coming from the X, I don't have a clue how to mess with kernels or what the do for me and the phone other then the bare basics. Any knowlege thown my way would be sweet and could answer questions that other people have too.

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Kernels control the speeds the processor runs at as well as when it runs at what speed (the governor built into the kernel controls this). Some kernels allow for greater underclocking/overclocking than others. Some also undervolt the phone and allow you to tweak it as you see fit. Personally I think kernels have a greater effect on battery than any thing else you can flash. After changing you may need to give it a day or two to settle in before you can accurately judge the performance of the kernel. Kernels have different governor options you will see each handles scaling of the CPU differently than others. If you have questions about specific terms be sure to ask
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+1 to what Yeahha said (seriously, when you do you sleep, man? ).

At first I was going to post this ():




and then I thought I'd better post this instead:




Here's a really good write-up (now that they are back on-line):

Kernel (computing) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia




The best, most concise summary I found in that page was this:

The kernel's primary function is to manage the computer's resources and allow other programs to run and use these resources.

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+1 to what Yeahha said (seriously, when you do you sleep, man? ).

At first I was going to post this ():



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