Recompiling the kernel increases performance?

Polytropon freebsd at
Tue May 12 12:10:23 UTC 2020

On Tue, 12 May 2020 18:01:23 +0600, Nikita Stepanov wrote:
> [nothing]

Depends on what you put into your kernel configuration file.
A kernel optimized for a system can lead to better performance.
This has been true especially for systems with fewer resources.
Note that only a specific optimization level is allowed for
"buildkernel" (standard compiler optimization), while
"buildworld" can usually utilize a higher optimization leve.

You can find more here:

This approach is interesting if you're working with embedded
systems. On regular home PCs and servers, this is hardly done
today, but of course still supported and possible.

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