View Full Version : How long has it taken u to compile a custom kernel

December 26th, 2007, 06:13 PM
How long does it take u to compile a custom kernel if u compiled 1 or more - please reply with what u choose and the following info:

Chip is + Ghz + Generaton Name & Memory u have for example mine is (oh and please guestimate if u can to the nearest hour):

0-1hours - about

a little less

On an INTEL P4 2.66ghz NO HT on a 512mb System


I would say itta be about 45-50m total. Full CPU 100% and can still use the system easily - a bit slower but not that much, also Why I asked was that I am curious becauee a friend on the forums said it takes him 3hrs with a newer P4 system with HT enabled compared to my oldie NON HT Intel P4...

December 26th, 2007, 08:29 PM
Last I tried it was about 30 minutes.
But I think it also depends on how many modules you include.

My system is Athlon 64 3200+ socket 939.
I use 2-2-2-6 RAM which helps a little.

December 26th, 2007, 08:32 PM
While I've never compiled a kernel myself. I do know that the compilation of the kernel depends on the speed of the cpu and how many modules you include.

December 26th, 2007, 08:45 PM
6 minutes and 38 seconds

Athlon 64 FX-62, 2 gigs of 4-4-4-12 RAM

December 29th, 2008, 03:25 AM
about 15 minutes on HP a1640n with 2gb ram.

December 29th, 2008, 03:43 AM
2-3 hours on a Pentium M at 1.66 GHz

9-12 hours on a Pentium III

December 29th, 2008, 04:40 AM
~ 50 mins

AMD Sempron 2600+ 1.6GHz@ 2.0GHZ (64-bit UbuntuStudio), 512MB

December 29th, 2008, 05:34 AM
HymmtoLife -- sweet rig.

December 29th, 2008, 05:43 AM
The only OS I've ever compiled my kernel on is Gentoo. It's been a while since I've compiled it since I'm currently not using Gentoo, but I think it was under 5 minutes.

AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+

I did it using this guide:

I also used Gentoo's LiveCD, so it could have been faster if I was using the minimal install.

May 15th, 2009, 03:54 PM
Compiling the sources downloaded from the linux-source-2.6.28 package on Jaunty (x86_64)

Intel Core2 Extreme CPU Q6850, 4 cores at 3.0 GHz
4 GB of RAM

$ time make -j 4 all
real 21m18.719s
user 38m44.041s
sys 5m51.602s

May 15th, 2009, 04:30 PM
around 3-4 min

April 2nd, 2012, 10:54 AM
just tried to compile custom kernel for i7. it's been going on for a while.

April 2nd, 2012, 11:01 AM
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