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The first XanMod Linux Kernel based on Linux Kernel 6.5.1 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 6.5.1-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 http://deb.xanmod.org releases main' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/xanmod-kernel.list && wget -qO - https://dl.xanmod.org/gpg.key | sudo apt-key add -

Then update and install:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install linux-xanmod

Reboot.

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:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/xanmod/files/

  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 6.5.1-xanmod1

  • 15eb23f Linux 6.5.1-xanmod1
  • 5aa15e1 XANMOD: .gitlab-ci: Add yaml file for deb-pkg builds
  • 5018586 Merge tag 'v6.5.1' into 6.5
  • f5ce9c4 Linux 6.5.1
  • 7ed5896 kallsyms: Fix kallsyms_selftest failure
  • 23520b4 lockdep: fix static memory detection even more
  • c8df256 ipv6: remove hard coded limitation on ipv6_pinfo
  • c1b8d8c module/decompress: use vmalloc() for zstd decompression workspace
  • 7e339e0 ARM: module: Use module_init_layout_section() to spot init sections
  • a67496b arm64: module: Use module_init_layout_section() to spot init sections
  • 3f35919 module: Expose module_init_layout_section()
  • 4e72692 ACPI: thermal: Drop nocrt parameter

https://sourceforge.net/projects/xanmod/files/releases/edge/6.5.1-xanmod1

Xanmod

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Download Linux 6.5.1-xanmod1 source from GitHub