September 24, 2009

Tutorial: Building Your Own Linux Kernel, Part 1

The kernel folks at your favorite distro--Ubuntu, Red Hat, Debian, SuSE or whatever--do a great job. Somehow, they come up with a kernel that works with just about machine, from 10-year-old klunkers to brand new 8-core speedsters. When you think about it, it's amazing your machine boots at all!

But writing a kernel for everyone means making compromises. You can get better performance, and sometimes bug fixes, by building your own kernel.

That's one reason to build your own kernel...

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