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== <s>Relevence?</s> ==
Whatever [[Kernels#Gensplash.2Ffbsplash|Gensplash]] was, it appears now not to be a patchset, but rather a set of utilities for init. [[http://fbsplash.alanhaggai.org/ Reference page]] Why is it mentioned here? [[User:T1nk3r3r|T1nk3r3r]] ([[User talk:T1nk3r3r|talk]]) 18:39, 23 May 2013 (UTC)
: There does exist one kernel patch in fbsplash. But I agree with you that both [[Fbsplash]] and [[Reiser4]] link could be removed. When people needed the feature, they will find the patch from related pages, not from this page.--[[User:Fengchao|Fengchao]] ([[User talk:Fengchao|talk]]) 13:13, 22 November 2015 (UTC)
::Fbsplash has been removed from the article, closing discussion. -- [[User:Svito|Svito]] ([[User talk:Svito|talk]]) 17:00, 26 December 2017 (UTC)
== <s>More info about ZEN kernel?</s> ==
I believe we need a better explanation about what linux-zen does and how it differs from mainstream linux kernel. GitHub link in this article is not informative at all. Can we have a list of features with description? [[User:NeoTheFox|NeoTheFox]] ([[User talk:NeoTheFox|talk]]) 09:45, 2 November 2015 (UTC)
:This should be described upstream. See also [https://github.com/zen-kernel/zen-kernel/issues/30]. -- [[User:Lahwaacz|Lahwaacz]] ([[User talk:Lahwaacz|talk]]) 09:57, 2 November 2015 (UTC)
:: I agree with NeoTheFox. We need to clarify the main features. The link provided by Lahwaacz is fuzzy. What are the specific features which vanilla kernel does not have?--[[User:Xan|Xan]] ([[User talk:Xan|talk]]) 10:41, 2 November 2015 (UTC)
:::Fixed by linking ZEN kernel description to https://liquorix.net/ - binary distribution of ZEN kernel for Debian by one of ZEN kernel developers. Link for actual github upstream provided right after. Closing discussion. -- [[User:Svito|Svito]] ([[User talk:Svito|talk]]) 17:00, 26 December 2017 (UTC)
== <s>Pre-compiled kernels?</s> ==
Why are AUR kernels classified as pre-compiled kernel? Is there any way to get precompiled packages for those? --[[User:Freaxtux|Freaxtux]] ([[User talk:Freaxtux|talk]]) 15:54, 2 April 2016 (UTC)
:Good point. Some are via [[Unofficial user repositories]], e.g. the popular linux-ck ([[Repo-ck]]). The section should be renamed to [[Kernels#Available packages]], with a note added to the AUR subsection linking to the [[Unofficial user repositories]]. --[[User:Indigo|Indigo]] ([[User talk:Indigo|talk]]) 16:19, 2 April 2016 (UTC)
::Comparing with the "Patches and Patchsets" section, the packages in "Precompiled kernels" are basically ''compilations of patches and patchsets'', (usually) maintained, tested and verified to be working. -- [[User:Lahwaacz|Lahwaacz]] ([[User talk:Lahwaacz|talk]]) 18:49, 2 April 2016 (UTC)
:::Yes, that's another interpretation (a little more in the Gentoo sense though). Added [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php?title=Kernels&type=revision&diff=429686&oldid=428702], should suffice rather than renaming. How about also adding a note to the section that only binary repos for AUR kernels which the package maintainer(s) provide/sign should be explicitly crosslinked in that section? --[[User:Indigo|Indigo]] ([[User talk:Indigo|talk]]) 12:22, 5 April 2016 (UTC)
::::Fixed by using [[Kernels#Officially supported]] and [[Kernels#Other patchsets]] instead. Each patchset provides required information if required to differentiate the source. Closing discussion. -- [[User:Svito|Svito]] ([[User talk:Svito|talk]]) 17:00, 26 December 2017 (UTC)
== <s>Clearify the Traditional Compilation section</s> ==
In the second section of [[Kernels#Compilation|Compilation]], the text mentions
:''This involves manually downloading a source tarball, and compiling in your home directory as a normal user. Once configured, two installation methods are available; the traditional manual method, or with Makepkg + Pacman.''
After downloading the kernel tarball and finishing compiling it, I doubt anyone would then apply the Makepkg + Pacman method.  If he or she wants the custom built kernel to be managed by pacman, he/she would have already gone through another route, that is, ABS. 
I suggest that we can remove the second method mentioned here, and just reference to the well-written [[Kernels/Traditional compilation]] article. --[[User:NonerKao|NonerKao]] ([[User talk:NonerKao|talk]]) 04:19, 16 July 2017 (UTC)
:Fixed by removing second sentence. Closing discussion. -- [[User:Svito|Svito]] ([[User talk:Svito|talk]]) 17:00, 26 December 2017 (UTC)

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