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KernelTrap: Feature: How To Upgrade To The -wli Kernel

Dec 16, 2003, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"William Lee Irwin III, from here on referred to simply as 'wli', has been maintaining a patchset against the 2.5 development kernel for some time. His announcement for 2.6.0-test11-wli-2 caught my attention, so I decided to give it a try. Scroll down to the end of this article for a step-by-step guide walking you through how to apply the -wli patchset and compile your new kernel.

"Curious to know more about wli's efforts, I dropped him an email with a few questions. His in-depth replies, included within, are quite insightful and informative. He explains the history behind this patchset, provides an overview of some of the improvements it contains, evaluates its stability, and talks a little about where he's going with it. Regarding the patchset, he explains, 'one of the primary goals is to improve performance,' adding, 'there is a secondary goal of improving resource scalability and another of improving resource accounting...'"

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