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Is it worth compiling a kernel? I've never done it before but wondering if its something worth doing. One another site I visit it seems more people don't bother. thoughts?
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Worth it for the experience. Otherwise not really.
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I agree with cones.

 

The current Linux kernel performs well on a wide variety of hardware and software.  Unless you have a very specific use case, there really aren't any benefits to compiling your own kernel other than learning how to do it.

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I forget who but someone compiles their own for low latency.
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I agree with cones.

The current Linux kernel performs well on a wide variety of hardware and software.  Unless you have a very specific use case, there really aren't any benefits to compiling your own kernel other than learning how to do it.

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I forget who but someone compiles their own for low latency.

fair enough. Learning how is probably reason enough. Thanks!
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I do compile my kernels in Funtoo and Arch Linux (Not on every Arch install) but as i have a NVMe as primary drive on two of my computers it's necessary due to that NVMe Device Block is not enabled default in Gentoo/Debian-sources.
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  [*] Open-Channel SSD target support  --->
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