"make xconfig" Search Enhancement
Linux Kernel "make xconfig" Enhancement Patch is a patch to the Linux kernel that enhances the search dialog of "make xconfig" by providing case-sensitivity and a choice of keyword search, regular expression search, and substring search. It was done in a modular way by enhancing the kernel C configuration API.
a small kernel patch, a module and some userspace tool to add SIGSEGV logging and history capabilities to Linux 2.2.x
Alphagate Systems Kernel Patchset
The Alphagate Systems Kernel Patchset aims to provide new features and technologies, standard enhancements, as well as trivial-but-necessary fixes, that have not yet made it into the mainline (vanilla) Kernel.
AQuoSA is an open architecture for the provisioning of Quality of Service related functionality into the Linux kernel. The project features a flexible, portable and lightweight software architecture for supporting QoS related services on the top of a general-purpose operating system as Linux. The architecture is well founded on formal scheduling analysis and control theoretical results.
adds native DVD-RAM support to ide-cd
AutoFS CD Changer
a patch for autofs which automounts the different slots of a cd changer. It automatically changes the slots and remounts cds as needed giving the impression that they are all simultaneously mounted
implements autofs protocol v4 and significantly modifies the autofs filesystem in order to support tree
a kernel patch to handle broken RAM modules gracefully under Linux
bsd is a virtual server oriented patchset, containing essential elements for building virtual server container machines. It includes a CTX-VS patch, squashfs for creating a small template server, lufs and bme for easily creating overlayed filesystems on top of the template, and honeynet- inspired extensions to enhance monitoring of hosted servers. It also includes VPN extensions like OpenSWAN, MPPE, and CIPE to enable direct access to hosted virtual servers in situations where IPs are scarce.
(ftp only) provides a quick and easy way for kernel code to create a ring buffer and write to it from any context (process, bottom half or interrupt). A userland process can access it via a character device which behaves mostly like a FIFO
Cap Processor Usage
a modification to the Linux kernel that allows you to limit the amount of CPU power any given task can get.
Unlike the ulimit command it does not limit total time a task can run - instead it limits how much percentage of the CPU the task can get. It also differs from nice command as it does not change priority of the task
CD/DVD kernel patches
CD/DVD patches for 2.2/2.3 kernels - adds DVD decryptions ioctls for 2.2, among other things.
Central Data SCSI terminal system
A patch against the Digi EtherLite drivers which allows support for the SCSI Terminal Server products using the FAS command set.
cko is a patch for Linux kernel of 2.4 and 2.6 series which will make colored kernel messages in BSD style.
goal is to implement compressed caching
an enhanced performance profiler tool written in C++ for use with C/C++ programs under GNU/Linux. Both flat profiles and call graphs a'la gprof are supported. Profiling multithreaded programs works out of the box
DARE is a small Linux kernel patch to the VFS (virtual filesystem) which transparently moves files into a special directory on each filesystem instead of removing them. It works like the Novell Netware Data Recovery system or MS Windows' Recycle Bin. DARE is independent of filesystem type, so it can be used without constraints on almost every filesystem. Deleted files are collected in a directory named "deleted" on the filesystem's root directory. There are also user space utilities for dealing with deleted files.
allow QoS in RFC2684-compatible enacpsulation (i.e. ethernet connection over ATM PVC). You can have multiple traffic classes handled by single encapsulated interface, all they can have different QoS parameters
Distributed Lock Manager is a Linux kernel patch from Red Hat as part of their Linux clustering technology. Its programming API is very similar to those found on other operating systems, but is modeled most closely on VMS.
The Linux e2compr package consists of a set of patches and utilities to provide transparent compression and decompression in the second extended (ext2) filesystem.
a hierarchical fair CPU scheduler. Processes are divided into groups and each group receives guaranteed CPU time allocation proportional to its weigh
Fred Emmott's Linux kernel patches
provides non-standard and backported 2.6 features for 2.4 kernels
implements filesystem capabilities for the Linux operating system (2.5 and up)
grsecurity is an innovative set of patches for the Linux kernel with an emphasis on strengthening the security of a computer system. Read more
a framebuffer driver for HGA cards
HH501 Usb Smartmedia Reader
This driver patches the Linux Kernel (a patch for the 2.6 exists) and adds read support. You needs an external device (like camera) to delete or format the card.
a patch to the newer Linux kernels that adds netfilter features: it enables the emulation of other OSes at network level, thus fooling remote OS detection tools such as nmap that rely on network fingerprinting
KBDlock is a patch to the keyboard and sysrq code in the Linux's kernel + a driver to lock the keyboard on a x86 machine.
Kernel Driver Compatibility
a kernel compatibility layer
a linux kernel modification, that allows to decide wich uid, pid or file can open a tcp socket in listening state
Kernel Socks Bouncer
a Linux Kernel 2.6.x patch that redirects tcp connections [SSH, telnet, browsers...] to follow through socks5. KSB26 uses a character device to pass socks5 and target ips to the Linux Kernel
Kernel Spinlock Metering
Kernel Spinlock Metering allows you to build a kernel that can perform simple "metering", or record-keeping, of spinlock usage.
a set of facilities for profiling the Linux kernel. It consists of a kernel patch that implements a number of profiling data collection mechanisms as well as a device driver for controlling them, plus the user level command kernprof that allows a user to configure and control the kernel profiling facilities
a patch to the linux kernel that allows a linux system to run foreign binaries
Linux Access Control LIsts support
allows supporting full access control lists (ACLs) for the Linux kernel
Linux Boot Logo Patch
Linux Boot Logo Patch is a kernel patch that is an enhancement of the well known "penguin" patch by J Sullivan.
Linux Progress Patch
a funny patch that provides a simple boot logo with progress bar and some informational text
This is a set of patches to the Linux kernel which enable the use of 32 bits when internally representing user or group IDs, and a patch the the GNU C library which enables the use of 32 bit UIDs by applications.
mark_in_u32 allows u32 classifier to match also the mark.
kernel enhancements for BSD/OS for supporting cluster computing. Linux support is under development.
a Linux kernel extension for single-system image clustering. openMosix is perfectly scalable and adaptive
Openwall Linux kernel patch
The Openwall Linux kernel patch is a collection of security "hardening" features for the Linux kernel.
PageTrace is a kernel patch and set of utilities to analyze memory access patterns. This tool may help Linux kernel developers determine exactly what the page replacement algorithm should do, something which has not been done recently.
PaX is a Linux kernel patch which protects against a number of overflow attacks (but not all overflow attacks). PaXtest is a tool which tests the protection provided by PaX. It is a regression test suite that tries to do all kinds of dirtry tricks and then reports what worked and what did not. Anything that PaXtest can do, an attacker can do too.
per-process RSS limits
(ftp only) tracks integral and maximum RSS and makes them available to the getrusage() and wait4() system calls
perfctr is a x86 performance-monitoring counters patch for Linux.
pf is a patchset for the Linux kernel. It provides useful patches that are not merged into the mainline, such as bfs and bfq schedulers and tuxonice.
(ftp only) an implementation of packet writing for CD-RW drives
POSIX 1003.1b clock/timer patch
for the Linux kernel's clock/timer code, and it is derived from a patch from the University of Kansas. It includes modifications for all architectures for the system call numbers and other things. The core facilities are architecture independent
RSBAC (Rule Set Based Access Control) is a kernel patch which adds several mandatory access models to the Linux kernel. These models can be used to enhance the security of a Linux system. Read more