Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Customize compiling the Linux kernel

There are various ways to customize the Linux kernel compilation to make it more interesting and fun :

1. You can use a tool called "colormake" to show the output of make in a much more readable format.

2. "$make -s" wont print any commands (as if every command was prefixed by @). If the commands themselves are printing output, redirect standard output to /dev/null but still show the standard error by using "$make -s > /dev/null"

More information on various gcc options is available here

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