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Performance difference between compiled and binary linux distributions/packages

I was searching a lot on the internet and couldn't find an exact answer. There are distros like Gentoo (or FreeBSD) which does not come with binaries but only with source code for packages (ports). ...
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light web server to run on vps

Has anyone tried to build a really light server that uses the least amount of space and memory, while giving high performance? I would assume that linux kernel can be configured to keep only ...
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Linux's best filesystem to work with 10000's of files without overloading the system I/O

It is known that certain AMD64 Linuxes are subject of being unresponsive under heavy disk I/O (see Gentoo forums: AMD64 system slow/unresponsive during disk access (Part 2)), unfortunately have such ...
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Poor iptables network forwarding performance

This is my firewall script: WAN_NIC="ppp0" LAN_NIC="eth1" DYN_ADDR="yes" iptables -P INPUT DROP iptables -P OUTPUT ACCEPT iptables -P FORWARD DROP iptables -t nat -P PREROUTING ACCEPT iptables -t ...