Recompiling the linux Kernel after patching
I am doing some development work which very often includes editing some Linux kernel files. After making these changes, i am required to re-compile the kernel for the changes to take effect in the kernel after restart. Most of the times, the changed files are of driver/pci/ directory.
For re-compiling the kernel, I do following steps.
Are these steps enough for the made changes to take effect properly ?
Normally compiling the new kernel along with its modules takes following steps
But make modules and the step after that takes a long time and besides as per my understanding they are for compiling the modules. As in my case, the core kernel code is changing, do I need to issue these two commands as well???
Can you suggest some steps which I am missing here.