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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">
39 39
40<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license --> 40<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
41<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 --> 41<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
42<license/> 42<license/>
43 43
44<version>1.20</version> 44<version>1.21</version>
45<date>2008-02-03</date> 45<date>2009-01-25</date>
46 46
47<chapter> 47<chapter>
48<title>Introduction</title> 48<title>Introduction</title>
49<section> 49<section>
50<body> 50<body>
110<section> 110<section>
111<title>General purpose: gentoo-sources</title> 111<title>General purpose: gentoo-sources</title>
112<body> 112<body>
113 113
114<p> 114<p>
115For most users, we recommend the <c>gentoo-sources</c> kernel. Since the 115For most users, we recommend the <c>gentoo-sources</c> kernel.
1162005.0 release, Gentoo Linux uses 2.6 as the default kernel. Unless you are
117specifically using the 2.4 profile, <c>gentoo-sources</c> will be a 2.6 kernel
118on <e>most</e> architectures.
119</p>
120
121<p>
122<c>gentoo-sources</c> is a kernel based on Linux 2.6, lightly patched to fix 116<c>gentoo-sources</c> is a kernel based on Linux 2.6, lightly patched to fix
123security problems, kernel bugs, and to increase compatibility with the more 117security problems, kernel bugs, and to increase compatibility with the more
124uncommon system architectures. Linux 2.6 is the current official stable kernel 118uncommon system architectures.
125tree, and development is progressing rapidly. For highest performance, best
126hardware support, and its large new feature set, we recommend 2.6 over its older
1272.4 counterpart.
128</p>
129
130<p>
131The 2.4 <c>gentoo-sources</c> kernel patches are similar to those included in
132its 2.6 counterpart, plus a number of patches designed to add functionality and
133improve performance.
134</p> 119</p>
135 120
136<p> 121<p>
137The <c>gentoo-sources</c> package absorbs most of the resources of the Gentoo 122The <c>gentoo-sources</c> package absorbs most of the resources of the Gentoo
138kernel team. They are brought to you by a group of talented developers, which 123kernel team. They are brought to you by a group of talented developers, which
146<section> 131<section>
147<title>For servers: hardened-sources and rsbac-sources</title> 132<title>For servers: hardened-sources and rsbac-sources</title>
148<body> 133<body>
149 134
150<p> 135<p>
151<c>hardened-sources</c> is based on the official Linux kernel and is targeted 136<c>hardened-sources</c> is based on the official Linux kernel and is targeted at
152at our users running Gentoo on server systems. It provides patches for the 137our users running Gentoo on server systems. It provides patches for the various
153various subprojects of Gentoo Hardened (such as support for 138subprojects of Gentoo Hardened (such as support for <uri
154<uri link="http://www.nsa.gov/selinux/">LSM/SELinux</uri> and 139link="http://www.nsa.gov/selinux/">LSM/SELinux</uri> and <uri
155<uri link="http://grsecurity.net">grsecurity</uri>), together with 140link="http://grsecurity.net">grsecurity</uri>), together with
156stability/security-enhancements. Like <c>gentoo-sources</c> it comes in 2.6 141stability/security-enhancements. Check
157and 2.4 versions. Check <uri>http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/hardened/</uri> for 142<uri>http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/hardened/</uri> for more information.
158more information.
159</p>
160
161<p> 143</p>
162<c>rsbac-sources</c> contains patches to use Rule Set Based Access Controls 144
163(<uri link="http://www.rsbac.org">RSBAC</uri>) and comes in 2.4 and 2.6 145<p>
146<c>rsbac-sources</c> is a 2.6-based kernel. It contains patches to use Rule Set
147Based Access Controls (<uri link="http://www.rsbac.org">RSBAC</uri>). It is
164flavours. It is maintained by the <uri link="/proj/en/hardened/rsbac/">RSBAC 148maintained by the <uri link="/proj/en/hardened/rsbac/">RSBAC project</uri>, a
165project</uri>, a sub-project of Gentoo Hardened. 149sub-project of Gentoo Hardened.
166</p> 150</p>
167 151
168<impo> 152<impo>
169These kernels provide powerful patches for enhanced security. Please read the 153These kernels provide powerful patches for enhanced security. Please read the
170<uri link="/proj/en/hardened/">documentation</uri> before you use them. 154<uri link="/proj/en/hardened/">documentation</uri> before you use them.
303unmodified Linux kernel. We recommend that you use <c>gentoo-sources</c> 287unmodified Linux kernel. We recommend that you use <c>gentoo-sources</c>
304instead. 288instead.
305</p> 289</p>
306 290
307<p> 291<p>
308Similar to <c>gentoo-sources</c>, two versions of the kernel can be found 292Two versions of the kernel can be found under this package: 2.4 and 2.6.
309under this package: 2.4 and 2.6.
310</p> 293</p>
311 294
312</body> 295</body>
313</section> 296</section>
314</chapter> 297</chapter>

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