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Agreed. Running very smooth, a hexacore at j-7 with a 4.45 GHz OC can finish my current kernel compiled within a ramdisk in just over three minutes.
Nice, I haven't actually timed mine... =P

I would like to clarify for future readers that other distro's have the ability, it's just that Arch relies on the AUR so heavily. You literally don't have to do anything to build Arch kernels, since you can run "yaourt -S kernel26-ck" to get the BFS/BFQ patch set kernel. While the next best thing is:

Download source
Patch (optional)
Create .config (move current/edit, make new)
Then finally build/install (or make a package).

This is obviously more steps, and thus harder, but not really that hard. All in all making a kernel is easy, it was one of the first things I learned. =P
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Given the time it takes my laptop to reboot I will usually do it after any decently-sized update, since its easier than figuring out what needs to be restarted manually.
    
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I agree with Nathris on that, usually by the time I've restarted it'd be relatively equal timing to starting/restarting a service anyway.
    
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Building my own kernel is beyond what I'm capable of doing at the moment.
    
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Building my own kernel is beyond what I'm capable of doing at the moment.
Naw seriously, it's not that hard. Most things you don't have to tweak cause they are modular. In fact you can probably build anything from the AUR as is, like the kernel26-mainline package that should give you a 2.6.37 kernel by now (no RC crap). It's literally as easy as building any other piece of software. haha

[edit] Yup, just checked. I guess they updated it after I posted my comment... LOL

[edit2] Plus you got nothing to lose as long as you keep the original kernel. Really, as long as you have 1 working kernel you don't ever risk anything when compiling a new kernel. It's not nearly as scary as the transition from 32bit to 64bit. =P I remember when they did that and some of us jumped the gun early, converting our 32bit systems to 64bit. It's almost as scary as converting an ext3 system to an ext4 system. =P
Edited by mushroomboy - 1/15/11 at 11:18pm
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But won't I lose all my wireless drivers?
    
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You shouldn't, you probably had to download linux-firmware to get it to work. That so happens to be a dependency in the kernel26-mainline. I'm pretty sure that is how you got wireless working. And lets just say on the crazy side should you lose wireless, you'll only lose it for the kernel26-mainline and not for your initial kernel. =P

You will of course have to re-install your graphics drivers, as Xorg will crash without them. Well, it won't load and you'll only get console login.

http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=39965
http://www.archlinux.org/packages/co...inux-firmware/

[edit] I would recommend editing the PKGBUILD to at least have either CONCURRENCY_LEVEL=4 (or # cores, that's what I do and some say #cores+1 but I just do 4 I haven't seen 5 max my cpu any faster). You would do this before make, or do it in the form of "make -j4", here is an excerpt of the linux26-mainline PKGBUILD so you know what I'm talking about:

Concurrency:
Code:
 export CONCURRENCY_LEVEL=4 make ${MAKEFLAGS} bzImage modules
  package_kernel26
  package_kernel26-headers
}
or

Make flag:
Code:
  make -j4 ${MAKEFLAGS} bzImage modules
  package_kernel26
  package_kernel26-headers
}
That just speeds up compilation and isn't required but is very handy. I'm not sure if you need the export or not, I don't remember if I did it last time but I know it works. =P

[original]
Code:
  make ${MAKEFLAGS} bzImage modules
  package_kernel26
  package_kernel26-headers
}
[final edit] I've really got to stop editing and re-editing. Dang 1:30am bull.
Edited by mushroomboy - 1/15/11 at 11:48pm
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Alright. Let me try this.
    
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Will this automatically add the line to grub or do I have to do that too?
    
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Trust me, you'll get it to work and be like "***" cause it's really that easy. If you want to go through the config itself just change comment out "make oldconfig # using old config from previous kernel version" and uncomment one of the others, I prefer "make gconfig" cause it looks nice.

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Will this automatically add the line to grub or do I have to do that too?
You'll have to update grub, I believe it is... (looking).

grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg

Run it as root or sudo, that updates your grub and queries for kernels/other os.

[edit] I always download the PKGBUILD files for kernels and do "makepkg -s", because I like to keep the source (so if I want to re-compile it doesn't take as long). You can however just use yaourt, it's the same thing.
Edited by mushroomboy - 1/15/11 at 11:55pm
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