Gentoo Linux Kernel Security Project
Gentoo Linux Kernel Security Project handles patching our
many kernel sources and informing our users about global kernel
Warning: Please note, that the Kernel Security Project is more or less
inactive at the moment and that the information given here may not be
not up to date.
If you are interested in helping with kernel security handling,
please contact the Security Team.
Supported Kernel Sources
Unsupported Kernel Sources
||Reason for being unsupported
||This kernel contains
patches that likely will never make it into mainline Linux; as such,
it's not something that can continue to be supported.
||This kernel package represents daily snapshots of the very latest Linux kernel development tree. It is taken directly from upstream, and by definition, is not modified by Gentoo.
||Not enough members with
MIPS hardware to look after it
||This kernel is the latest bleeding-edge Linux kernel experimental development tree. It is taken directly from upstream, and by definition, not modified by Gentoo.
||This kernel features
patchsets that may or may not ever make it into mainline Linux, and
is maintained by just a couple of Gentoo developers.
||Gentoo on XBOX is currently not a supported architecture. This kernel is in the tree for ongoing development efforts.
||This kernel package is the latest stable and release candidate packages from upstream. By definition, Gentoo does not modify this package.
Making a New Kernel Source
Adding a new kernel source into the tree is not recommended by the Gentoo Security Team. Unless it is a kernel source you think could be used by a wide number of users, please end your consideration here and simply use an overlay. If you do believe that it is, you must be willing to become the security maintainer. Being the security maintainer for a kernel source means being willing to devote a significant amount of time to closing security bugs for that kernel source. Additionally, you must take care that your kernel source never falls into hardmasking. If it does, your kernel source will automatically lose Gentoo Security support, and may be subject to tree removal.