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In order to backport the Linux kernel we must divide and conquer the tasks at hand.


Backport components

There are currently two components to the backports effort.


compat is a shared module / headers that implements newer features for usage on older kernels.

 * git:// compat documentation


compat-drivers is the framework that pulls code from the Linux kernel, adds the compat module and backports features that compat could not backport within its module / headers.

 * git:// compat-drivers documentation

Getting all required code

To be able to make releases and test building releases however you need quite a bit more code. The setup is simplified with scripts from the compat.git tree. To set your system up for the first time you can run:


chmod 755 get-compat-trees get-compat-kernels 


Hacking on the project

Read the hacking documentation.

TODO list

Read the hacking TODO for a list of wish items we should be working towards.

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