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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>1.8</version> 41<version>1.13</version>
37<date>2005-06-09</date> 42<date>2006-01-30</date>
38 43
39<chapter> 44<chapter>
40<title>Introduction</title> 45<title>Introduction</title>
41<section> 46<section>
42<body> 47<body>
101patches included in this kernel are similar to those included in its 2.6 106patches included in this kernel are similar to those included in its 2.6
102counterpart, plus a number of patches designed to add functionality and 107counterpart, plus a number of patches designed to add functionality and
103improve performance. Linux 2.4 is currently not being developed further - only 108improve performance. Linux 2.4 is currently not being developed further - only
104bug and security fixes are being included in the newer releases. If you are 109bug and security fixes are being included in the newer releases. If you are
105able to, we suggest that you upgrade to Linux 2.6. You may find the 110able to, we suggest that you upgrade to Linux 2.6. You may find the
106<uri link="http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/migration-to-2.6.xml">migration 111<uri link="/doc/en/migration-to-2.6.xml">migration document</uri> useful.
107document</uri> useful.
108</p> 112</p>
109 113
110<p> 114<p>
111The <c>gentoo-sources</c> package absorbs most of the resources of the Gentoo 115The <c>gentoo-sources</c> package absorbs most of the resources of the Gentoo
112kernel team. They are brought to you by a group of talented developers, which 116kernel team. They are brought to you by a group of talented developers, which
185<section> 189<section>
186<title>Architecture dependent kernels</title> 190<title>Architecture dependent kernels</title>
187<body> 191<body>
188 192
189<p> 193<p>
190<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>
191<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,
192their names suggest, patched to run best on specific architectures. They also 196patched to run best on specific architectures. They also contain some of the
193contain some of the patches for hardware and features support from the other 197patches for hardware and features support from the other patch sets mentioned
194patch sets mentioned above and below. 198above and below.
195</p> 199</p>
196 200
197</body> 201</body>
198</section> 202</section>
199</chapter> 203</chapter>
228</p> 232</p>
229 233
230</body> 234</body>
231</section> 235</section>
232<section> 236<section>
233<title>grsec-sources</title> 237<title>git-sources</title>
234<body> 238<body>
235 239
236<p> 240<p>
237The <c>grsec-sources</c> kernel source is patched with the latest grsecurity 241The <c>git-sources</c> package tracks daily snapshots of the upstream
238updates (grsecurity version 2.0 and up) which includes, amongst other 242development kernel tree. You should run these kernels if you are interested in
239security-related patches, support for PaX. 243kernel development or testing. Bugreports should go to the <uri
244link="http://bugme.osdl.org/">Linux Kernel Bug Tracker</uri> or LKML (Linux
245Kernel Mailing List).
240</p> 246</p>
241 247
242</body> 248</body>
243</section> 249</section>
244<section> 250<section>
267<title>openmosix-sources</title> 273<title>openmosix-sources</title>
268<body> 274<body>
269 275
270<p> 276<p>
271The <c>openmosix-sources</c> are patched to support the openMosix system 277The <c>openmosix-sources</c> are patched to support the openMosix system
272(like MOSIX but Open Source). For more information see 278(a cluster oriented kernel patchset like MOSIX but Open Source). For more
279information see <uri>http://www.openmosix.org</uri>.
280</p>
281
282</body>
283</section>
284<section>
285<title>openvz-sources</title>
286<body>
287
288<p>
289OpenVZ is a server virtualization solution built on Linux. OpenVZ creates
290isolated, secure virtual private servers (VPSs) or virtual environments on a
291single physical server enabling better server utilization and ensuring that
292applications do not conflict. For more information, see
273<uri>http://www.openmosix.org</uri>. 293<uri>http://www.openvz.org</uri>.
294</p>
295
296</body>
297</section>
298<section>
299<title>suspend2-sources</title>
300<body>
301
302<p>
303The <c>suspend2-sources</c> are patched with both genpatches
304which includes the patches found in gentoo-sources, and <uri
305link="http://www.suspend2.net">Software Suspend 2</uri> which is a new
306and improved implementation of suspend-to-disk for the Linux kernel.
307</p>
308
309<p>
310This kernel is recommended for laptop users who often rely on being able
311to suspend their laptop and resume work elsewhere.
312</p>
313
314</body>
315</section>
316<section>
317<title>uclinux-sources</title>
318<body>
319
320<p>
321The <c>uclinux-sources</c> are meant for CPUs without MMUs as well as embedded
322devices. For more information, see <uri>http://www.uclinux.org</uri>.
274</p> 323</p>
275 324
276</body> 325</body>
277</section> 326</section>
278<section> 327<section>
292<uri link="/doc/en/uml.xml">Gentoo UML Guide</uri>. 341<uri link="/doc/en/uml.xml">Gentoo UML Guide</uri>.
293</p> 342</p>
294 343
295</body> 344</body>
296</section> 345</section>
297<section>
298<title>win4lin-sources</title>
299<body>
300
301<p>
302<c>win4lin-sources</c> are patched to support the userland win4lin tools
303that allow Linux users to run many Microsoft Windows (TM) applications
304at almost native speeds. See <uri>http://www.netraverse.com/</uri> for more
305information.
306</p>
307
308</body>
309</section>
310</chapter> 346</chapter>
311 347
312<chapter> 348<chapter>
313<title>Previously provided kernel packages</title> 349<title>Previously provided kernel packages</title>
314<section> 350<section>
357</p> 393</p>
358 394
359</body> 395</body>
360</section> 396</section>
361<section> 397<section>
398<title>grsec-sources</title>
399<body>
400
401<p>
402The <c>grsec-sources</c> kernel source used to be patched with the latest
403grsecurity updates (grsecurity version 2.0 and up) which included, amongst
404other security-related patches, support for PaX. As grsecurity patches are
405included in <c>hardened-sources</c>, this package is no longer in Portage.
406</p>
407
408</body>
409</section>
410<section>
362<title>hardened-dev-sources</title> 411<title>hardened-dev-sources</title>
363<body> 412<body>
364 413
365<p> 414<p>
366<c>hardened-dev-sources</c> can now be found under the <c>hardened-sources</c> 415<c>hardened-dev-sources</c> can now be found under the <c>hardened-sources</c>
390functionality can be found in the <c>hardened-sources</c> package. 439functionality can be found in the <c>hardened-sources</c> package.
391</p> 440</p>
392 441
393</body> 442</body>
394</section> 443</section>
444<section>
445<title>win4lin-sources</title>
446<body>
447
448<p>
449<c>win4lin-sources</c> were patched to support the userland win4lin tools
450that allow Linux users to run many Microsoft Windows (TM) applications
451at almost native speeds. This was removed due to security issues.
452</p>
453
454</body>
455</section>
395</chapter> 456</chapter>
396
397</guide> 457</guide>

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