• kernel linux-covolunablu-gaming


    Descripción (AUR): The Linux kernel and modules with some game-centric improvements: added BFQ disk scheduler, xpad.c from steamos kernel (no need to use steamos-xpad-dkms package) and setted up CPU frequency to 1000Hz.
    https://covolunablu.org/repo/

    The installation is from AUR and it takes about two hours to compile and install

    Has anyone tried it? Does it produce real improvements in games?

    Aprendiendo que no es poco

  • I have no idea, maybe. But, I wouldn’t trust a linux kernel from unofficial repos.

    You can try linux-zen maybe:

    • BFQ disk scheduler / YEP
    • xpad.c / Just install steamos-xpad-dkms
    • CPU frequency to 1000Hz / this doesn’t make sense to me.
  • @psscnp142 said in kernel linux-covolunablu-gaming:

    I wouldn’t trust a linux kernel from unofficial repos.

    Totally agree, yes, I would install it away from any system that works well, I would do it on a separate partition.

    Autodidacta en la VIDA …y en Linux, también.

  • Hi!
    I’m the creator and official maintainer of that package. The reason for this package is that I wanted a kernel lightly patched with some improvements on daily compute tasks and games as well. I was compiling it for myself and I thought it would be nice to share it also to friends and others.

    So far the BFQ is the most interesting thing. 1000Hz is for faster switching on programs with multiple threads/processes, hipotetically resulting in a lower latency. xpad integrated is because I already wait too much for dkms every time I update a kernel :)

    About trusting issues I totally understand you. I did as little modifications to the official linux ARCH package so that comparison should be as easy as possible. I encourage you to check the PKGBUILD and compile it on your own.
    The repo was mostly for easily share the compiled kernel with my computers and friends. It’s signed with my key and you are free to use it if you want.

    Cheers,
    Matteo

  • hi Matteo

    Did you compare your kernel with linux-zen?

    I am interested to know if there is any improvement

    4.12.10-2-zen - KDE Plasma 5.10.5 (Qt 5.9.1)
    i7-4820K 3900 - 32GB RAM - GTX 1060 6GB
    HDD 2000.4GB, SSD1 250.1GB, SSD2 480.1GB
    Init: systemd, zsh 5.4.2

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