As such, it is the first program loaded on startup, and then manages the remainder of the startup, as well as input/output requests from software, translating them into data processing instructions for the central processing unit.
It is also responsible for managing memory, and for managing and communicating with computing peripherals, like printers, speakers, etc.
Additional options which can be toggled on/off in the PKGBUILD include: BFQ scheduler, nconfig, localmodconfig and use running kernel's config.
Liquorix is a distro kernel replacement built using a Debian-targeted configuration and the ZEN kernel sources.
The kernel is a fundamental part of a modern computer's operating system.There are various alternative kernels available for Arch Linux in addition to the mainline Linux kernel.