Kernel 2.6.14 Patching Experience

Yeah, yeah… I know this happened on the 28th, but I wasn’t around to write about it then, so I’m doing it now.

This version of the Linux kernel‘s changelog can be read here. While downloading this release last night, I noticed that the -mm patchset that I have been using all this while has yet to be updated for the stable 2.6.14 kernel (it’s still for 2.6.14-rc5 at the time of posting). To be honest, the primary reason why I use the -mm patches is because of the reiser4 support. It’s a really fast and stable filesystem and I wonder why the hell it wasn’t included in the vanilla kernel by default already.

Since my favourite -mm patchset was still not up to date with the kernel release, I decided to check out some less famous patchsets. I found a link to the ArchCK patchset from the CK kernel patches web site. ArchCK provides support for reiser4 (of course) as well as other interesting stuff like shfs and Suspend2. Definitely worth checking out!

Now, if you’d excuse me, I got some testing to do with my kernel 🙂