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Try out experimental Linux kernel features with the kernel-playground

Josh Boyer (Fedora Kernel team member & FESCo Nominee) recently announced the new kernel-playground COPR repo. Basically, this is a repo for users that want to try out some new and shiny (yet not ready for primetime) kernel features in Fedora, such as the overlayfs “union” filesystem, and kdbus (the in-kernel d-bus replacement).

It is important to note that this new kernel-playground is an “unsupported” kernel, designed for developers of the new features they include, as well as curious users that want to test out these bleeding edge features, and that:

Bugs filed against the Fedora kernel component with the kernel-playground kernel will be closed. If the bug clearly lands in one of the features being carried, we’ll make attempts to forward the information to the relevant upstream developers.

Be sure to read Josh’s blog post thoroughly before enabling this COPR repository.Josh clearly states:

 In all likelyhood, this kernel will crash on your machine at some point. It will probably even eat data. DO NOT RUN IT ON ANYTHING YOU RELY ON HEAVILY.

 

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Ryan is an Interaction Designer that works on stuff for Fedora. He uses Fedora as his primary desktop, along with the best tools from the Libre Graphics world, notably, Inkscape.

1 Comment

  1. Would be nice to have MultiPath TCP included as well