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== Style of Address ==
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== Relevence? ==
Who is the "I" mentioned in [[Kernels#Patches and Patchsets]]? First-person address doesn't fit the style of this wiki. The form of address should be changed to pose a more neutral style. [[User:Qguv|Qguv]] ([[User talk:Qguv|talk]]) 15:37, 14 August 2013 (UTC)
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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)
: Agreed, feel free to make changes. Be sure to follow [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Help:Style#Edit_summary this]. Thank you for your diligence. [[User:T1nk3r3r|T1nk3r3r]] ([[User talk:T1nk3r3r|talk]]) 02:36, 20 August 2013 (UTC)
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: 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)
  
== Regression Testing ==
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== More info about ZEN kernel? ==
Would it be valuable to add a section or article on doing kernel regression testing using git? Ideally, such an article would cover everything from git clone to the bug-report itself.
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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)
  
Given that we are a highly up to date release, we do live on the edge of new commits. It seems likely that we are some of the first in the "general" public that encounter regressions and I'd like to encourage people to track down these issues in a decent manner.--[[User:Stefanwilkens|stefanwilkens]] ([[User talk:Stefanwilkens|talk]]) 08:31, 3 October 2012 (UTC)
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: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)
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:: 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)
  
:This sounds like a good idea, please go on and try to interlink the new article with the others it's related with. In general, keep [[Help:Style#Hypertext metaphor]] in mind ;) -- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] ([[User talk:Kynikos|talk]]) 13:56, 3 October 2012 (UTC)
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== Pre-compiled kernels? ==
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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)
  
== Relevence? ==
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: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)
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)
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::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)
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:::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)

Latest revision as of 12:22, 5 April 2016

Relevence?

Whatever Gensplash was, it appears now not to be a patchset, but rather a set of utilities for init. [Reference page] Why is it mentioned here? 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.--Fengchao (talk) 13:13, 22 November 2015 (UTC)

More info about ZEN kernel?

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? NeoTheFox (talk) 09:45, 2 November 2015 (UTC)

This should be described upstream. See also [1]. -- 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?--Xan (talk) 10:41, 2 November 2015 (UTC)

Pre-compiled kernels?

Why are AUR kernels classified as pre-compiled kernel? Is there any way to get precompiled packages for those? --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. --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. -- Lahwaacz (talk) 18:49, 2 April 2016 (UTC)
Yes, that's another interpretation (a little more in the Gentoo sense though). Added [2], 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? --Indigo (talk) 12:22, 5 April 2016 (UTC)