pf-kernel source code tree

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What is this?

pf-kernel is a desktop-oriented Linux kernel fork. Its name is by no means related to BSD Packet Filter. “pf” stands for “post-factum”, the author’s nickname.

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OK, what’s there in your patchset?

Currently, pf-kernel incorporates:

As you may see, it improves interactiveness and performance, saves some memory and fixes nasty bugs.

How to get it?

Latest release is: v4.16-pf6, patch (applies to bare kernel only with no stable patches)

You can also check full list of all releases.

To get a specific patch, use the following URL template:<base>...v<base>-pf<release>.diff

But I want binary builds!

There are Arch Linux official binaries available for some architectures (64-bit only):

Where is Fedora, Gentoo etc?

Some unofficial packages are maintained here:

Please don’t ask me to fix or update them, I just host some links. But if you know that some other distributions also support pf-kernel, let me know.

I saw linux-pf package in AUR, is it supported?

No, since it is maintained by other people. But I still leave some links to it here:

I have some idea for you!

Please, let me know.


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