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A new XanMod Linux Kernel based on the latest Linux Kernel 6.1.37 has been released. XanMod is a general-purpose Linux kernel distribution with custom settings and new features. The real-time version is recommended for critical runtime applications such as Linux gaming eSports, streaming, live productions and ultra-low latency enthusiasts.

Linux 6.1.37-xanmod1

XanMod is a general-purpose Linux kernel distribution with custom settings and new features. Built to provide a stable, responsive and smooth desktop experience.

The real-time version is recommended for critical runtime applications such as Linux gaming eSports, streaming, live productions and ultra-low latency enthusiasts.

Supports all recent 64-bit versions of Debian and Ubuntu-based systems.

Main Features

  • Preemptive Full Tickless Kernel at 500Hz w/ Tuned CPU Core Scheduler.
  • RCU Boost for better responsiveness and lower overall system latency.
  • Block Layer w/ multi-threaded runqueue for high I/O throughput.
  • Caching, Virtual Memory Manager and CPUFreq Governor improvements.
  • BBR TCP Congestion Control + FQ-PIE Packet Scheduling and AQM Algorithm [5.8].
  • ORC Unwinder for Kernel Stack Traces (debuginfo) implementation.
  • Third-party patchset available: ZSTD kernel, initrd and modules support [5.8][5.6-rt], Full x86_64 FSGSBASE instructions [5.8], Clear Linux [partial], CK's Hrtimer Patchset [5.8][5.4], Wine / Proton Fsync, PCIe ACS Override, BMQ Process Scheduler [5.4 stock disabled], Aufs [5.4] and GCC graysky's.
  • Real-time Linux kernel (PREEMPT_RT) build available [5.6-rt][5.4-rt].
  • Generic kernel package for compatibility with most Debian & Ubuntu based distributions. Built on the latest GCC 10.2 and Binutils 2.35.
  • GPLv2 license. Can be built for any distribution or purpose.

Install via Terminal

echo 'deb releases main' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/xanmod-kernel.list && wget -qO - | sudo apt-key add -

Then update and install:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install linux-xanmod


Meta packages available: linux-xanmodlinux-xanmod-edgelinux-xanmod-ltslinux-xanmod-rt-edge and linux-xanmod-rt.

To try without adding the repository

Download from Sourceforge and install:

  1. In terminal:
    sudo dpkg -i linux-image-*xanmod*.deb linux-headers-*xanmod*.deb
  2. Reboot.
  • Check it:
    cat /proc/version
* linux-firmware-image package is optional

Linux 6.1.37-xanmod1

d1b7a2b Linux 6.1.37-xanmod1
2e3db29 Merge tag 'v6.1.37' into 6.1
0f4ac6b Linux 6.1.37
3238465 xtensa: fix NOMMU build with lock_mm_and_find_vma() conversion
c2d8925 csky: fix up lock_mm_and_find_vma() conversion
4a1db15 parisc: fix expand_stack() conversion
0a1da2d sparc32: fix lock_mm_and_find_vma() conversion
00f04a3 Revert "thermal/drivers/mediatek: Use devm_of_iomap to avoid resource leak in mtk_thermal_probe"
a536383 HID: logitech-hidpp: add HIDPP_QUIRK_DELAYED_INIT for the T651.
d89750b HID: wacom: Use ktime_t rather than int when dealing with timestamps
879e79c HID: hidraw: fix data race on device refcount
cae8542 fbdev: fix potential OOB read in fast_imageblit()
e6bbad7 mm: always expand the stack with the mmap write lock held
c4b31d1 execve: expand new process stack manually ahead of time
6a6b561 mm: make find_extend_vma() fail if write lock not held
48c2328 powerpc/mm: convert coprocessor fault to lock_mm_and_find_vma()
21ee33d mm/fault: convert remaining simple cases to lock_mm_and_find_vma()
1f4197f arm/mm: Convert to using lock_mm_and_find_vma()
ac764de riscv/mm: Convert to using lock_mm_and_find_vma()
7227d70 mips/mm: Convert to using lock_mm_and_find_vma()
82972ea powerpc/mm: Convert to using lock_mm_and_find_vma()
b92cd80 arm64/mm: Convert to using lock_mm_and_find_vma()
755aa1b mm: make the page fault mmap locking killable
d6a5c7a mm: introduce new 'lock_mm_and_find_vma()' page fault helper
4e2ad53 maple_tree: fix potential out-of-bounds access in mas_wr_end_piv()
31cde3b can: isotp: isotp_sendmsg(): fix return error fix on TX path
0af4750 x86/smp: Cure kexec() vs. mwait_play_dead() breakage
6d3b2e0 x86/smp: Use dedicated cache-line for mwait_play_dead()
50a1abc x86/smp: Remove pointless wmb()s from native_stop_other_cpus()
e47037d x86/smp: Dont access non-existing CPUID leaf
edadebb x86/smp: Make stop_other_cpus() more robust
94a69d6 x86/microcode/AMD: Load late on both threads too
84f0778 mm, hwpoison: when copy-on-write hits poison, take page offline
4af5960 mm, hwpoison: try to recover from copy-on write faults
69925a3 mptcp: ensure listener is unhashed before updating the sk status
42a018a mm/mmap: Fix error return in do_vmi_align_munmap()
a149174 mm/mmap: Fix error path in do_vmi_align_munmap()


Download Linux 6.1.37-xanmod1 source from GitHub