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A new XanMod Linux Kernel based on the latest Linux Kernel 6.4.15 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 6.4.15-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 6.4.15-xanmod1

  • 48a56e5 Linux 6.4.15-xanmod1
  • e631a71 .gitlab-ci: Update .gitlab-ci.yml file
  • 2216ab1 Merge tag 'v6.4.15' into 6.4
  • f60d5fd Linux 6.4.15
  • 12ac144 pinctrl: amd: Don't show Invalid config param errors
  • 120e477 usb: typec: tcpci: clear the fault status bit
  • 46c11be nilfs2: fix WARNING in mark_buffer_dirty due to discarded buffer reuse
  • d53a0a7 dt-bindings: sc16is7xx: Add property to change GPIO function
  • f75a9a5 tcpm: Avoid soft reset when partner does not support get_status
  • c95605d fsi: master-ast-cf: Add MODULE_FIRMWARE macro
  • 4c0dc67 firmware: stratix10-svc: Fix an NULL vs IS_ERR() bug in probe
  • 43b5ced serial: sc16is7xx: fix bug when first setting GPIO direction
  • e534d3e serial: sc16is7xx: fix broken port 0 uart init
  • e022143 serial: qcom-geni: fix opp vote on shutdown
  • 2f2b1f6 wifi: ath11k: Cleanup mac80211 references on failure during tx_complete
  • f690980 wifi: ath11k: Don't drop tx_status when peer cannot be found
  • c32e118 wifi: rtw88: usb: kill and free rx urbs on probe failure
  • e74778e wifi: mt76: mt7921: fix skb leak by txs missing in AMSDU
  • 046378b wifi: mt76: mt7921: do not support one stream on secondary antenna only
  • 18a9d16 staging: rtl8712: fix race condition
  • 5db7c0f HID: wacom: remove the battery when the EKR is off
  • ae3f94d usb: chipidea: imx: improve logic if samsung,picophy-* parameter is 0
  • ce06713 usb: dwc3: meson-g12a: do post init to fix broken usb after resumption
  • 596b16e ALSA: usb-audio: Fix init call orders for UAC1
  • c72b4c1 USB: serial: option: add FOXCONN T99W368/T99W373 product
  • 7114ed5 USB: serial: option: add Quectel EM05G variant (0x030e)
  • 784a1fd modules: only allow symbol_get of EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL modules
  • f2114d3 rtc: ds1685: use EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL for ds1685_rtc_poweroff
  • 68a2c15 net: enetc: use EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL for enetc_phc_index
  • 95dca60 mmc: au1xmmc: force non-modular build and remove symbol_get usage
  • 245bc3e ARM: pxa: remove use of symbol_get()
  • 1c66094 ksmbd: reduce descriptor size if remaining bytes is less than request size
  • 1a13ecb ksmbd: replace one-element array with flex-array member in struct smb2_ea_info
  • 7f1d6cb ksmbd: fix slub overflow in ksmbd_decode_ntlmssp_auth_blob()
  • a43bf41 ksmbd: fix wrong DataOffset validation of create context
  • 9535cd2 erofs: ensure that the post-EOF tails are all zeroed


Download Linux 6.4.15-xanmod1 source from GitHub