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Legio Italica
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 11:27 am    Post subject: Which kernel source? Reply with quote

Hi all,
i'm using ck-sources for my desktop right now and i like it, the point is that i read that CK will stop working on his patchset and i was wondering which kernel to try in the near future...
I know there's a custom-kernel overlay but judging from here the only kernel update is kamikaze (that i'm going to try probably even if i'm scared from the name :P).
Searching the forum i took into considaratio to try viper-sources but last version is 2.6.21, is the project discontinued or it will be update in the future?

Thanks
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I seem to remember reading somewhere that the Viper sources were being discontinued.

I've always just used good old faithful Gentoo Sources though. I never really noticed a difference
when using -ck or -viper although I didn't really extensively test them.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah probably viper is discontinued, anyway i've installed gentoo-sources to have at least 1 stable kernel just in case the other reveals to be too unstable...
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ck patchset + the newest genpatches for 2.6.22 works very well for me. I had a few problems with 2.6.23 (no one module built properly) so I would recommend you to stay with ck or deal with combination I use. I also think there's no point in update your kernel immediately when the newer version is released until it has something which can give you serious benefits :wink:
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Currently the only custom kernel patchset that is still active is kamikaze. Viper-sources are discontinued because Vipernicus died. And ck-sources are discontinued because Con Kolivas has given up kernel development. Ragnarok-sources was based on the full ck-patchset, so that is discontinued as well.

Edit: seems dark-sources has just seen a new release as well.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 3:35 pm    Post subject: recommend gentoo-sources-2.6.23 Reply with quote

I was a big ck-sources fan as well. As 2.6.22 progressed I finally moved back to gentoo-sources, which weren't as snappy for desktop use. However, since the release of gentoo-sources-2.6.23, which uses the new CFS scheduler I feel that the desktop performance I had with ck-sources is back, and am quite happy with it (outside of https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=135745).

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally, I am interested in the new CFS that 2.6.23 offers, which is what I expect a few people are interested in. CFS has some backports available, but not sure if gentoo-sources will do the back port or just let it exist in 2.6.23 (which is fine by me).
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