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Old 11-25-2005, 09:46 AM   #1
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What is stock kernel?


Once i went through a magazine, i came across stock kernel. What is stock kernel? What types of kernels are available in market? How do we identify stock kernel from other kernels?
 
Old 11-25-2005, 10:11 AM   #2
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"Stock kernel" refers to the base kernel releases from Linus, available at kernel.org. Most distributions will use this kernel as a base, and add their own patches & drivers on top (like ndiswrapper, supermount, etc). Eventually, some of these vender patches will make it to the base kernel, but some don't due to licensing conflicts (nvidia driver).
 
Old 09-10-2008, 02:38 PM   #3
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Stock / Vanilla kernel

What is the difference between a stock kernel and a vanilla kernel ?

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Old 09-10-2008, 06:52 PM   #4
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Nothing .
 
Old 09-10-2008, 10:25 PM   #5
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Nothing .
Are you sure? I think that the stock kernel is the one that distros provide out of the box. This is already a tweaked version of the kernel released by kernel.org. If users wish to do so, they can compile a vanilla kernel or recompile the stock kernel into a custom kernel.
 
Old 09-13-2008, 04:02 AM   #6
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Nothing .
I am not sure neither.

let have a look at : http://www.andrewd18.com/guidetolinu...php?chapter=16

Is this right ?
 
Old 09-13-2008, 04:46 AM   #7
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Makes sense to me.
 
  


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