Re: Giving it a try
Thanks for giving your benchmark details. I am compiling on an 8-core 16-thread Ryzen, 64Gb, 1Tb NVME SSD. So you caused me to RTFM. And I found that I had misunderstood the default make behavior is a single job thread. A small tweak to my command line and now the kernel compiles in about 22 minutes. I am using Slackware's huge kernel config as a base so I know it has alot of extra baggage which I should be able to toss with no ill effect. I am a little out of the loop for compiling. It was the 386->Pentium era when I was last routinely compiling anything large, so a 2-hour kernel compile did not seem all that bad to me.