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3 3
4<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd"> 4<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
5<guide link="/doc/en/gentoo-kernel.xml"> 5<guide link="/doc/en/gentoo-kernel.xml">
6<title>Gentoo Linux Kernel Guide</title> 6<title>Gentoo Linux Kernel Guide</title>
7<author title="Author"> 7<author title="Author">
23 <mail link="bennyc@gentoo.org">Benny Chuang</mail> 23 <mail link="bennyc@gentoo.org">Benny Chuang</mail>
24</author> 24</author>
25<author title="Editor"> 25<author title="Editor">
26 <mail link="greg_g@gentoo.org">Gregorio Guidi</mail> 26 <mail link="greg_g@gentoo.org">Gregorio Guidi</mail>
27</author> 27</author>
28<author title="Editor">
29 <mail link="fox2mike@gentoo.org">Shyam Mani</mail>
30</author>
28 31
29<abstract> 32<abstract>
30This document gives you an overview on all kernel sources that Gentoo 33This document gives you an overview on all kernel sources that Gentoo
31provides through Portage. 34provides through Portage.
32</abstract> 35</abstract>
33 36
37<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
38<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
34<license/> 39<license/>
35 40
36<version>1.10</version> 41<version>1.11</version>
37<date>2005-07-26</date> 42<date>2006-01-13</date>
38 43
39<chapter> 44<chapter>
40<title>Introduction</title> 45<title>Introduction</title>
41<section> 46<section>
42<body> 47<body>
184<section> 189<section>
185<title>Architecture dependent kernels</title> 190<title>Architecture dependent kernels</title>
186<body> 191<body>
187 192
188<p> 193<p>
189<c>alpha-sources</c>, <c>hppa-sources</c>,<c>mips-sources</c>, 194<c>alpha-sources</c>, <c>hppa-sources</c>,<c>mips-sources</c>, <c>sh-sources</c>
190<c>pegasos-sources</c>, <c>sparc-sources</c> and <c>xbox-sources</c> are, as 195<c>sparc-sources</c> and <c>xbox-sources</c> are, as their names suggest,
191their names suggest, patched to run best on specific architectures. They also 196patched to run best on specific architectures. They also contain some of the
192contain some of the patches for hardware and features support from the other 197patches for hardware and features support from the other patch sets mentioned
193patch sets mentioned above and below. 198above and below.
194</p> 199</p>
195 200
196</body> 201</body>
197</section> 202</section>
198</chapter> 203</chapter>
227</p> 232</p>
228 233
229</body> 234</body>
230</section> 235</section>
231<section> 236<section>
232<title>grsec-sources</title>
233<body>
234
235<p>
236The <c>grsec-sources</c> kernel source is patched with the latest grsecurity
237updates (grsecurity version 2.0 and up) which includes, amongst other
238security-related patches, support for PaX.
239</p>
240
241</body>
242</section>
243<section>
244<title>mm-sources</title> 237<title>mm-sources</title>
245<body> 238<body>
246 239
247<p> 240<p>
248The <c>mm-sources</c> are based on the <c>vanilla-sources</c> and contain 241The <c>mm-sources</c> are based on the <c>vanilla-sources</c> and contain
273</p> 266</p>
274 267
275</body> 268</body>
276</section> 269</section>
277<section> 270<section>
271<title>openvz-sources</title>
272<body>
273
274<p>
275OpenVZ is a server virtualization soultion built on Linux. OpenVZ creates
276isolated, secure virtual private servers (VPSs) or virtual environments on a
277single physical server enabling better server utilization and ensuring that
278applications do not conflict. For more information, see
279<uri>http://www.openvz.org</uri>
280</p>
281
282</body>
283</section>
284<section>
285<title>suspend2-sources</title>
286<body>
287
288<p>
289The <c>suspend2-sources</c> are patched with both genpatches
290which includes the patches found in gentoo-sources, and <uri
291link="http://www.suspend2.net">Software Suspend 2</uri> which is a new
292and improved implementation of suspend-to-disk for the Linux kernel.
293</p>
294
295<p>
296This kernel is recommended for laptop users who often rely on being able
297to suspend their laptop and resume work elsewhere.
298</p>
299
300</body>
301</section>
302<section>
303<title>uclinux-sources</title>
304<body>
305
306<p>
307The <c>uclinux-sources</c> are meant for CPUs without MMUs as well as embedded
308devices. For more information, see <uri>http://www.uclinux.org</uri>.
309</p>
310
311</body>
312</section>
313<section>
278<title>usermode-sources</title> 314<title>usermode-sources</title>
279<body> 315<body>
280 316
281<p> 317<p>
282<c>usermode-sources</c> are the User Mode Linux kernel patches. This 318<c>usermode-sources</c> are the User Mode Linux kernel patches. This
291<uri link="/doc/en/uml.xml">Gentoo UML Guide</uri>. 327<uri link="/doc/en/uml.xml">Gentoo UML Guide</uri>.
292</p> 328</p>
293 329
294</body> 330</body>
295</section> 331</section>
296<section>
297<title>win4lin-sources</title>
298<body>
299
300<p>
301<c>win4lin-sources</c> are patched to support the userland win4lin tools
302that allow Linux users to run many Microsoft Windows (TM) applications
303at almost native speeds. See <uri>http://www.netraverse.com/</uri> for more
304information.
305</p>
306
307</body>
308</section>
309<section>
310<title>suspend2-sources</title>
311<body>
312
313<p>
314The <c>suspend2-sources</c> are patched with both genpatches
315which includes the patches found in gentoo-sources, and <uri
316link="http://www.suspend2.net">Software Suspend 2</uri> which is a new
317and improved implementation of suspend-to-disk for the Linux kernel.
318</p>
319
320<p>
321This kernel is recommended for laptop users who often rely on being able
322to suspend their laptop and resume work elsewhere.
323</p>
324
325</body>
326</section>
327</chapter> 332</chapter>
328 333
329<chapter> 334<chapter>
330<title>Previously provided kernel packages</title> 335<title>Previously provided kernel packages</title>
331<section> 336<section>
374</p> 379</p>
375 380
376</body> 381</body>
377</section> 382</section>
378<section> 383<section>
384<title>grsec-sources</title>
385<body>
386
387<p>
388The <c>grsec-sources</c> kernel source used to be patched with the latest
389grsecurity updates (grsecurity version 2.0 and up) which included, amongst
390other security-related patches, support for PaX. As grsecurity patches are
391included in <c>hardened-sources</c>, this package is no longer in Portage.
392</p>
393
394</body>
395</section>
396<section>
379<title>hardened-dev-sources</title> 397<title>hardened-dev-sources</title>
380<body> 398<body>
381 399
382<p> 400<p>
383<c>hardened-dev-sources</c> can now be found under the <c>hardened-sources</c> 401<c>hardened-dev-sources</c> can now be found under the <c>hardened-sources</c>
407functionality can be found in the <c>hardened-sources</c> package. 425functionality can be found in the <c>hardened-sources</c> package.
408</p> 426</p>
409 427
410</body> 428</body>
411</section> 429</section>
430<section>
431<title>win4lin-sources</title>
432<body>
433
434<p>
435<c>win4lin-sources</c> were patched to support the userland win4lin tools
436that allow Linux users to run many Microsoft Windows (TM) applications
437at almost native speeds. This was removed due to security issues.
438</p>
439
440</body>
441</section>
412</chapter> 442</chapter>
413
414</guide> 443</guide>

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