What's the difference in kernels in regular current slackware and current slackwarearm?

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What's the difference in kernels in regular current slackware and current slackwarearm?

Postby glorsplitz » Sat Jul 29 2017 - 16:06:25

What's the difference in kernels in regular current slackware and current slackwarearm?

Slackware ARM Linux by way of http://sarpi.fatdog.eu/ is currently shipping with kernel 4.9.32 as in:
http://sarpi.fatdog.eu/index.php?p=downloads
SARPi installer images and system packages
Slackware ARM -current Raspberry Pi 3 Hard float 4.9.32 2017-06-17 18:39:26

Is that the same kernel that was posted here: ?
https://github.com/Hexxeh/rpi-firmware/commits/master
Commits on Jun 15, 2017 @popcornmix kernel: Bump to 4.9.32 popcornmix committed on Jun 15
and is now currently:
Commits on Jul 13, 2017 @popcornmix kernel: Bump to 4.9.37 popcornmix committed 16 days ago

Slackware current kernel is now 4.9.40 as in:
http://www.slackware.com/changelog/curr ... cpu=x86_64
a/kernel-generic-4.9.40-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
a/kernel-huge-4.9.40-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
a/kernel-modules-4.9.40-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.

slackwarearm current kernel is as of:
slackwarearm current changes for Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:08:08 GMT
Date:Friday, July 21, 2017 04:08
a/kernel-modules-armv7-4.11.11_armv7-arm-1.txz: Upgraded.
a/kernel_armv7-4.11.11-arm-1.txz: Upgraded.

Are the Hexxeh kernels more in line with regular current slackware and the slackwarearm kernels 4.11.11 just a little ahead?


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Re: What's the difference in kernels in regular current slackware and current slackwarearm?

Postby Exaga » Sun Aug 06 2017 - 09:17:43

glorsplitz wrote:What's the difference in kernels in regular current slackware and current slackwarearm?


The main difference is that a kernel for ARM architecture is built to support only one device. Whereas A kernel for x86 architecture can be used on practically all Intel/AMD machines regardless of the instruction set architecture involved. Kernels for ARM architecture are completely bespoke to suit the ARM device they will run on.

glorsplitz wrote:Are the Hexxeh kernels more in line with regular current slackware and the slackwarearm kernels 4.11.11 just a little ahead?


I'm not sure what you mean or what you are asking. :think:
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