Compiling Linux kernel "correctly"

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http://serverfault.com – Recently I have come across a security module for the Linux kernel called Linux-VServer which allows you to virtualize many things and "partition" the OS to reduce the effects of a compromise. I was surprised to see that it required a re-compilation of the kernel as most of these types of things are simply modules that can be loaded at run time (selinux, apparmor). My problem with recompiling the kernel to enable Linux-VServer is I am a beginner when it comes to compiling my own kernel. I use the Ubuntu package repositories to update my kernel which gives me the peace of mind that whoever com (HowTos)