Yes, it can ... Depending on what you do with your system it may be worth it ... or not. I personally don't bother doing this on my everyday desktop machines. I once had to construct a server which had to be responsive all the time no matter what the customer would throw at it so we tweaked everything to the extent where it became madness, including the Linux kernel (e.g. we threw out everything and just left the few things in there that were really really needed ...) ... but that was a totally different story. If you think you know what you do you can go ahead and do it yourself. If you consider yourself still being a "newbie": Don't bother. Present-day Linux distros ship with OK-configured Linux kernels and you don't need to mess with it anymore (unlike back in 1996 when I started ...)inigmatus wrote:Does anyone know if re-compiling and using your own kernel really gives you that much of a performance enhancement to make such an endeavor worthwhile?
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