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The first XanMod Linux Kernel based on Linux Kernel 6.5.2 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 6.5.2-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 6.5.2-xanmod1

  • 65305e4 Linux 6.5.2-xanmod1
  • b344ed3 .gitlab-ci: Update .gitlab-ci.yml file
  • 7a9fbaa Merge tag 'v6.5.2' into 6.5
  • 3766ec1 Linux 6.5.2
  • dd77f9d pinctrl: amd: Don't show Invalid config param errors
  • 920a115 usb: typec: tcpci: clear the fault status bit
  • b308b3e nilfs2: fix WARNING in mark_buffer_dirty due to discarded buffer reuse
  • d0a6063 tracing: Zero the pipe cpumask on alloc to avoid spurious -EBUSY
  • c5595f1 dt-bindings: sc16is7xx: Add property to change GPIO function
  • d36d6ca tcpm: Avoid soft reset when partner does not support get_status
  • 03fa3bb fsi: master-ast-cf: Add MODULE_FIRMWARE macro
  • 90f006a firmware: stratix10-svc: Fix an NULL vs IS_ERR() bug in probe
  • b6340d4 serial: sc16is7xx: fix bug when first setting GPIO direction
  • 47907e1 serial: sc16is7xx: fix broken port 0 uart init
  • 8a36dd0 serial: qcom-geni: fix opp vote on shutdown
  • ebb5ea9 wifi: ath11k: Cleanup mac80211 references on failure during tx_complete
  • 20fc48c wifi: ath11k: Don't drop tx_status when peer cannot be found
  • c42a827 wifi: rtw88: usb: kill and free rx urbs on probe failure
  • bf5d3fa wifi: mt76: mt7921: fix skb leak by txs missing in AMSDU
  • 30c273d wifi: mt76: mt7921: do not support one stream on secondary antenna only
  • 31db582 staging: rtl8712: fix race condition
  • 6928e31 HID: wacom: remove the battery when the EKR is off
  • 4defff8 usb: chipidea: imx: improve logic if samsung,picophy-* parameter is 0
  • 0eacda4 usb: dwc3: meson-g12a: do post init to fix broken usb after resumption
  • 1a29a82 ALSA: usb-audio: Fix init call orders for UAC1
  • f675a1e USB: serial: option: add FOXCONN T99W368/T99W373 product
  • 5bfcf1d USB: serial: option: add Quectel EM05G variant (0x030e)
  • dc20a31 modules: only allow symbol_get of EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL modules
  • 8410d8c rtc: ds1685: use EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL for ds1685_rtc_poweroff
  • 5563bf9 net: enetc: use EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL for enetc_phc_index
  • fc6751a mmc: au1xmmc: force non-modular build and remove symbol_get usage
  • fa43d3d ARM: pxa: remove use of symbol_get()
  • ebdb872 ksmbd: reduce descriptor size if remaining bytes is less than request size
  • 404e7c0 ksmbd: replace one-element array with flex-array member in struct smb2_ea_info
  • ecd7e1c ksmbd: fix slub overflow in ksmbd_decode_ntlmssp_auth_blob()
  • adf6a44 ksmbd: fix wrong DataOffset validation of create context
  • 85dd7f7 erofs: ensure that the post-EOF tails are all zeroed
  • e7e1613 drm/amdgpu: correct vmhub index in GMC v10/11


Download Linux 6.5.2-xanmod1 source from GitHub