[arch-dev-public] Fwd: Non-core kernel

Johannes Löthberg johannes at kyriasis.com
Sun Jul 19 18:37:24 UTC 2015

On 19/07, Jan Alexander Steffens wrote:
>Greetings, friends,
>I recently noticed we have community/linux-grsec. Do we have a stance
>on additional kernels? I vaguely remember some stigma against it but
>not the details. Maybe I'm completely wrong.
>If it is agreeable, I would like to bring the ZEN kernel[1] into
>either [extra] or [community]. I co-maintain this kernel fork and
>currently release packages into my personal repository[2].
>I use this kernel on all three of my Linux machines: A Schenker S413
>(Clevo W740SU) ultrabook, a Zotac EI750 workstation and an ASUS Eee
>Box B202 internet gateway. None use out-of-tree modules.
>ZEN follows the same stable versions as core/linux but merges in a few
>additional features and drivers. It also carries a handful of fixes
>and performance tweaks. The BBS topic[2] lists the major differences.
>The configuration of my builds is mostly identical to core/linux.
>There are no packages of out-of-tree modules for this kernel and I
>would not add any to our repositories.
>Talking to Allan revealed that we once had a number of patch sets.
>However, apparently this lead to problems with sorting out
>kernel-specific bugs. My response would be getting people to reproduce
>with core/linux (which should be easier thanks to the mostly-identical
>config) and sending them to ZEN's issue tracker if they have
>ZEN-specific bugs.
>Qapla' batlh je! qatlho',
>[1]: https://github.com/zen-kernel/zen-kernel
>[2]: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=117157

Not arguing against this at all, but was wondering if there have been 
attempts to get the zen things merged upstream?

(Also, "Qapla'" always makes me think of kapla[1] building blocks, 

[1]: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kapla

  Johannes Löthberg
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