Unofficial user repositories/Repo-ck
Repo-ck is an unofficial Arch Linux repository hosting generic and CPU-optimized kernels and support packages, featuring MuQSS (pronounced mux) and rest of the ck patchset by Con Kolivas. It has been in operation since 2011 and is maintained by graysky.
Add the repo to
/etc/pacman.conf under the Arch official repositories:
[repo-ck] Server = http://repo-ck.com/$arch
Sign graysky's key:
# pacman-key -r 5EE46C4C && pacman-key --lsign-key 5EE46C4C
Update your sync database and install the chosen kernel variant:
# pacman -Syu linux-ck
The official Arch Linux kernel provides a generic package which is built for the x86_64 architecture that will run on any compatible x86_64 CPU. Repo-ck also hosts a generic version of linux-ck but also provides optimized packages for specific CPUs.
|Any||ck-generic||Generic kernel similar to the official Arch Linux kernel.|
|Intel||ck-atom||Intel Atom specific optimizations.|
|ck-silvermont||Intel Silvermont specific optimizations.|
|ck-core2||Intel Core 2-family including Dual and Quads.|
|ck-nehalem||Intel 1st Generation Core i3/i5/i7-family|
|ck-sandybridge||Intel 2nd Generation Core i3/i5/i7-family|
|ck-ivybridge||Intel 3rd Generation Core i3/i5/i7-family|
|ck-haswell||Intel 4th Generation Core i3/i5/i7-family|
|ck-broadwell||Intel 5th Generation Core i3/i5/i7-family|
|ck-skylake||Intel 6th Generation Core i3/i5/i7-family|
|ck-p4||Intel Pentium-4 (P4/P4-based Celeron/Pentium-4 M/Older Xeon).|
|ck-pentm||Intel Pentium-M (Pentium-M notebook chips/not Pentium-4 M).|
|ck-k10||AMD K10-family including 61xx Eight-Core Magny-Cours, Athlon X2 7x50, Phenom X3/X4/II, Athlon II X2/X3/X4, or Turion II-family processor.|
|ck-bobcat||CPUs based on AMD Family 14h cores with x86-64 instruction set support.|
|ck-bulldozer||CPUs based on AMD Family 15h cores with x86-64 instruction set support.|
|ck-piledriver||CPUs based on AMD Family 15h cores with x86-64 instruction set support.|
|ck-zen||CPUs based on AMD Family 17h cores with x86-64 instruction set support.|
|ck-zen2||CPUs based on AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen cores with x86-64 instruction set support.|
Selecting the correct CPU optimized package
When unsure, install the ck-generic group, which works with any compatible CPU. Those wanting CPU-specific optimized packages can run the following command (assuming thatis installed):
$ gcc -c -Q -march=native --help=target | grep march
-march is what GCC would use natively. Refer to the table below for a mapping of this value to the correct group.
|ck-p4||pentium4, prescott, nocona|
|AMD||ck-kx||athlon, athlon-4, athlon-tbird, athlon-mp, athlon-xp, k8-sse3|
For further help, see:
Speed benefits of CPU optimized packages
Please use the BBS thread.
Downloads interrupt regularly
Graysky is using Go Daddy as his web host. Some of the transfers from their poorly implemented server end in an incomplete transfer. To combat this, list the repository address multiple times and pacman will automatically try the next available server. As repo-ck has only one address (no mirrors), use the same server line:
[repo-ck] Server = http://repo-ck.com/$arch Server = http://repo-ck.com/$arch Server = http://repo-ck.com/$arch Server = http://repo-ck.com/$arch Server = http://repo-ck.com/$arch
See this forum post for an explanation of these issues.