Just for the learning experience, I have recompiled the Linux kernel with different options, installed and booted from it. It was both instructive and straightforward. However, I was overwhelmed by the large number of options available.
My questions are:
- Does it make sense to spend time trying to optimize the Linux kernel for my particular laptop? Will it make a significant improvement?
- Are there any tools that can read the configuration of my computer and suggest a config?