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2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/gentoo-kernel.xml,v 1.8 2004/07/02 09:56:48 swift Exp $ --> 2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/gentoo-kernel.xml,v 1.9 2004/07/03 12:07:11 bennyc Exp $ -->
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">
14 <mail link="carl@gentoo.org">Carl Anderson</mail> 14 <mail link="carl@gentoo.org">Carl Anderson</mail>
15</author> 15</author>
16<author title="Editor"> 16<author title="Editor">
17 <mail link="peesh@gentoo.org">Jorge Paulo</mail> 17 <mail link="peesh@gentoo.org">Jorge Paulo</mail>
18</author> 18</author>
19<author title="Editor">
20 <mail link="bennyc@gentoo.org">Benny Chuang</mail>
21</author>
19 22
20<abstract> 23<abstract>
21This document gives you an overview on all kernelsources that Gentoo 24This document gives you an overview on all kernel sources that Gentoo
22provides through Portage. 25provides through Portage.
23</abstract> 26</abstract>
24 27
25<license/> 28<license/>
26 29
27<version>0.4</version> 30<version>0.5</version>
28<date>July 02, 2004</date> 31<date>July 3, 2004</date>
29 32
30<chapter> 33<chapter>
31<title>Introduction</title> 34<title>Introduction</title>
32<section> 35<section>
33<body> 36<body>
46</section> 49</section>
47</chapter> 50</chapter>
48 51
49<chapter> 52<chapter>
50<title>The Choices, Part I</title> 53<title>The Choices, Part I</title>
54<section>
55<title>genkernel</title>
56<body>
57
58<p>
59<c>Genkernel</c> is a kernel toolset that can be used to autodetect your
60hardware and configure your kernel automatically. This is usually recommended
61for users who do not feel comfortable about compiling a kernel manually.
62</p>
63
64</body>
65</section>
51<section> 66<section>
52<title>gentoo-sources</title> 67<title>gentoo-sources</title>
53<body> 68<body>
54 69
55<p> 70<p>
111</p> 126</p>
112 127
113</body> 128</body>
114</section> 129</section>
115<section> 130<section>
131<title>gentoo-dev-sources</title>
132<body>
133
134<p>
135The <c>gentoo-dev-sources</c> ebuild includes the most up-to-date 2.6 kernel
136with Gentoo's optimized performance patches.
137</p>
138
139</body>
140</section>
141<section>
116<title>development-sources</title> 142<title>development-sources</title>
117<body> 143<body>
118 144
119<p> 145<p>
120The <c>development-sources</c> ebuild provides the stable 2.6 Linux kernel. 146The <c>development-sources</c> ebuild provides the stable 2.6 Linux kernel. As
121As opposed to what the name might suggest this kernel source is completely 147opposed to what the name might suggest this kernel source is completely stable
122stable and production-ready. 148and production-ready. This is the official 2.6 kernel released on
149<uri>http://www.kernel.org/</uri>.
123</p> 150</p>
124 151
125</body> 152</body>
126</section> 153</section>
127<section> 154<section>
163</table> 190</table>
164 191
165</body> 192</body>
166</section> 193</section>
167<section> 194<section>
168<title>gentoo-test-sources</title>
169<body>
170
171<p>
172<c>gentoo-test-sources</c> are what will become <c>gentoo-sources</c> after
173lots of testing and QA. Patches to the <c>gentoo-sources</c> are first
174added to <c>gentoo-test-sources</c> for testing. So if you want the
175performance of <c>gentoo-sources</c> with the most recent possible
176patches, use <c>gentoo-test-sources</c>.
177</p>
178
179</body>
180</section>
181<section>
182<title>hardened-sources</title> 195<title>hardened-sources</title>
183<body> 196<body>
184 197
185<p> 198<p>
186<c>hardened-sources</c> provides patches for the various subprojects of 199<c>hardened-sources</c> provides patches for the various subprojects of
199</table> 212</table>
200 213
201</body> 214</body>
202</section> 215</section>
203<section> 216<section>
217<title>hardened-dev-sources</title>
218<body>
219
220<p>
221<c>hardened-dev-sources</c> use the 2.6 kernel with the patches provided by the
222various subprojects of Gentoo Hardened.
223</p>
224
225</body>
226</section>
227<section>
204<title>xfs-sources</title> 228<title>xfs-sources</title>
205<body> 229<body>
206 230
207<p> 231<p>
208<c>xfs-sources</c> contains support for EVMS, ACPI, grSecurity and, what 232<c>xfs-sources</c> contains support for EVMS, ACPI, grSecurity and, what
220<section> 244<section>
221<title>Architecture dependent kernels</title> 245<title>Architecture dependent kernels</title>
222<body> 246<body>
223 247
224<p> 248<p>
225<c>alpha-sources</c>, <c>hppa-sources</c>, <c>ia64-sources</c>, 249<c>alpha-sources</c>, <c>hppa-sources</c>, <c>hppa-dev-sources</c>,
226<c>mips-sources</c>, <c>ppc-sources</c> and 250<c>ia64-sources</c>, <c>mips-sources</c>, <c>ppc-sources</c>,
251<c>pegasos-sources</c>, <c>pegasos-dev-sources</c>, <c>sparc-sources</c>
227<c>sparc-sources</c> are, as their names suggest, patched to run best on 252and <c>xbox-sources</c> are, as their names suggest, patched to run best on
228specific architectures. They also contain some of the patches for hardware and 253specific architectures. They also contain some of the patches for hardware and
229features support from the other patch sets mentioned above and below. 254features support from the other patch sets mentioned above and below. Kernel
255sources that contains a "-dev-" means that the sources use the 2.6 kernel
256instead of the 2.4 kernel.
230</p> 257</p>
231 258
232</body> 259</body>
233</section> 260</section>
234<section> 261<section>
253</p> 280</p>
254 281
255</body> 282</body>
256</section> 283</section>
257<section> 284<section>
258<title>ppc-sources-dev</title> 285<title>ppc-dev-sources</title>
259<body> 286<body>
260 287
261<p> 288<p>
262The <c>ppc-sources-dev</c> packages provide the development sources for 289The <c>ppc-dev-sources</c> packages provide the most up-to-date 2.6 kernel
263<c>ppc-sources</c>. Every patch which should become part of 290sources with Gentoo PPC's optimized patch for Macintosh machines.
264<c>ppc-sources</c> has to go through <c>ppc-sources-dev</c> first.
265</p> 291</p>
266 292
267</body> 293</body>
268</section> 294</section>
269<section> 295<section>

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