Compiling kernel

Anyone running self-compiled kernel?
I am interested in methods and tweaks.
I have read both here and there that you can improve performance quite alot.
Is that true?
Abs-system or old fashion compiling?
Is it worth the effort and time?

womp

I’ve never tried it but you can generate a minimal configuration by plugging in any and all devices (in turn) and using

make localmodconfig

Then use make menuconfig (or so) to select options specific to your hardware.

ABS.

No.

Bit of a subjective question there. The SD card reader (realtek) on my old HP laptop had the driver removed from the kernel for a couple years, so I had to compile my own kernel to get it to work properly; or use an external card reader which I ended up doing. Newer driver eventually showed up. HP runs ArchLabs no issues now.

If you go all in on building from source, there are some benefits; the Gentoo crowd swears by it, and they have some really nice custom systems.

Other than the learning experience, or to get some hardware working, I never found it to be worth the time.

Ok. I see. I kind of lean to “No” as well!
Thanks for insight!

womp

Well I am you guys with knowledge answered!
I use linux-ck-skylake and linux-zen. Both do very well. I am not going to compile. I thank you very much for good advice!

womp