Sep
01
2010

pf-kernel, linux kernel fork with new useful features not merged into mainline

Today I discovered another linux kernel patchset/fork that attempts to bring many features not in mainline together, called pf-kernel.

Quoting from its website:

pf-kernel is another Linux kernel fork, that provides you with new useful features, that are not merged into mainline. It’s not based on any existing Linux fork or patchset, but some parts of Zen kernel may be merged if there’s no official release of needed patch. The name of this fork is not connected with BSD Packet Filter. «pf» means «post-factum» in the short form.

At this point the latest patchset includes the following:
* mainline update: 2.6.35.4
* -ck patchset (BFS included)
* BFQ
* TuxOnIce
* LinuxIMQ

Its main advantage over other forks seems to be that it’s regularly updated :)

I’m using it on my main system without any issues, so I added it to Gentoo’s tree:

* sys-kernel/pf-sources
Available versions:
(2.6.31_p9) (~)2.6.31_p9!b!s
(2.6.32_p16) (~)2.6.32_p16!b!s
(2.6.33_p4) (~)2.6.33_p4!b!s
(2.6.34_p7) (~)2.6.34_p7!b!s
(2.6.35_p7) (~)2.6.35_p7!b!s
{build deblob symlink}
Homepage: http://pf-kernel.org.ua/
Description: Linux kernel fork with new features, including the -ck patchset (BFS), BFQ, TuxOnIce and LinuxIMQ

Many thanks to Oleksandr for taking the time to create and maintain it :D

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posted in gentoo by Alex “wired” Alexander

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8 Responses to “pf-kernel, linux kernel fork with new useful features not merged into mainline”

  1. Smorg says:

    I might give it a whirl. Zen releases have been a bit sparse lately.

  2. Alex Alexander: pf-kernel, linux kernel fork with new useful features not merged into mainline…

    La entrada original está en http://www.linuxized.com/2010/09/pf-kernel-linux-kernel-fork-with-new-useful-features-not-merged-into-mainline/, ¡no te la pierdas!…

  3. Bruno Yporti says:

    I’m using ck-sources right now, but I’ll try pf-sources, BFQ seems good…

  4. nightmorph says:

    Could you update the DESCRIPTION in the ebuilds to be a little more helpful? Maybe you could list a few of the features or patches in this source. Thanks!

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