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Old 14th July 2008
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The only reason to compile a custom kernel these days are:

0/ you want or need something that needs adjustments to the kernel configuration build -> the handbook explains how to build a custom kernel.

1/ you want/need to build a custom kernel with support for one of your devices that lacks support for building/using the driver as a Loadable Kernel Module (LKM).

2/ Your computer has so little resources that you need a bare bones kernel -> unlikely unless your installing to a Toaster Oven or some other embedded job.

3/ You want to recompile the kernel for your arch. E.g. FreeBSDs x86 kernel uses 'cpu I486_CPU' as the lowest common demoninator, most consumer PCs are i686 based or better.
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