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Is there a reason to re-compile the kernel anymore? And where can I find instructions to do so.

asked 2013-08-18 21:46:42 -0500

anil8tor gravatar image

updated 2013-08-20 06:20:40 -0500

Back in the day, I ran RedHat, and the first thing I did was re-compile the kernel for my hardware. The machine ran faster, and was less "glitchy"

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Sorry, but this website is for asking questions about technical problems (with detailled explanations) and is not a forum. If you have a specific problem please explain it.


baptistemm gravatar imagebaptistemm ( 2013-08-19 02:07:48 -0500 )edit

And you should've posted that as a comment and flagged the question. This is not an answer. Besides, the question can be reformulated to fit the format quite easily, see my comment.

yannbane gravatar imageyannbane ( 2013-08-19 02:49:46 -0500 )edit

Try to reformulate your question to ask whether this is still beneficial, not whether people are still doing it. The body can stay the same.

yannbane gravatar imageyannbane ( 2013-08-19 02:51:25 -0500 )edit

oups, sorry, I'm quite new, I didn't see they were answers and comments posts. Thanks. '''update:''' actually I don't have a comment link on question. I guess I don't have enough karma.

baptistemm gravatar imagebaptistemm ( 2013-08-19 03:09:09 -0500 )edit

Then it's OK to use the answer field I guess.

yannbane gravatar imageyannbane ( 2013-08-19 03:52:32 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-08-20 06:26:02 -0500

scottro gravatar image

gives instructions. I can't answer the other part of the question, as I haven't custom built a kernel in years.

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answered 2013-08-20 06:34:50 -0500

baptistemm gravatar image

The reasons why one wants to build its custom kernel are listed in the link that @scrottro gave:

  • To apply patches for testing that they either generated or obtained from another source
  • To reconfigure the existing kernel
  • To learn more about the kernel and kernel development
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