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Is it possible to recompile the current running kernel WITHOUT downloading new sources packages? I just want to reconfigure my currently running & patched kernel. I no longer have the original source build, including several fetched patches which I had downloaded.

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You cannot compile a kernel without the source. Compiling is something you do with source. You can't drive without a car either.

You can modify the behavior of an existing kernel with boot parameters, writing to sysfs, etc. It depends what you want to do.

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