"When I first compiled a Linux kernel--version 1.1 or 1.2 I
believe--the ordeal took well over an hour.
"Working on the preemptive kernel, with some sort of Pentium
III, I spent about 20 minutes on each fresh build. Hacking on
inotify--I am recalling the different projects were I rebuilt the
kernel a hundred times a day--the time spent was under ten
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