Package Details: linux-covolunablu-gaming 4.13.4-2

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/linux-covolunablu-gaming.git (read-only)
Package Base: linux-covolunablu-gaming
Description: The Linux kernel and modules with some game-centric improvements: added BFQ disk scheduler, xpad.c from steamos kernel (no need to use steamos-xpad-dkms package) and setted up CPU frequency to 1000Hz
Upstream URL: https://www.kernel.org/
Keywords: gaming kernel linux
Licenses: GPL2
Conflicts: steamos-xpad-dkms
Submitter: portaloffreedom
Maintainer: portaloffreedom (sten_gun)
Last Packager: portaloffreedom
Votes: 8
Popularity: 1.572632
First Submitted: 2015-11-11 15:53
Last Updated: 2017-10-10 22:08

Latest Comments

portaloffreedom commented on 2017-10-10 21:11

I was experimenting if CONFIG_HZ=1000 was an actual improvement over 300 and forgot about it. I'm sorry about it I will revert it.

din commented on 2017-10-10 14:21

CONFIG_HZ_1000 and CONFIG_HZ=1000 has been reverted back to 300. Was this an intentional change?

portaloffreedom commented on 2017-10-06 15:58

Back to track to the arch kernel :)
Happy compiling!

P.S. to get the BFQ as the default disk scheduler I applied a small patch created by myself. This sucks and I hope to see a better solution from the linux developers soon.

portaloffreedom commented on 2017-10-02 12:28

I'm working on an update for this kernel. With the introduction of BFQ in the mainline kernel, they removed the possibility to choose which disk scheduler to use by default.
This is pissing me off a bit, working on a possible workaround. Keep tuned and sorry for the long wait.

gloriouseggroll commented on 2017-08-03 15:30

@sten_gun, ah I was unaware it was not based on the same bfq version, in that case you're probably better off using the version we've been using instead of bfq-mq, as I mentioned before it's the only version I've found that doesnt have problems as far as daily use and gaming

sten_gun commented on 2017-08-03 10:51

@gloriouseggroll
bfq in 4.12 is based on blk-mq, wich is disabled by default.
If you want to enable it, you have to compile stock arch kernel with blk-mq enabled, and beside this, you have to use udev rules to set the default scheduler for your drive (you can't set bfq as default from the kernel config).
This version (bfq-mq) is slightly different than the original bfq version, and according to the bfq newsletter, is somehow "buggy". I'll give it a try, but I'll think I'll use the original bfq version for at least 1 major version, or when I see that there are no notable bugs in the blk-mq version.

This is about bfq, the other things different are steamos-xpad included by default and 1000Hz cpu freq. When it's time, we'll upgrade this package in order to give users the possibility to enable Bfq and blk-mq based bfq.

gloriouseggroll commented on 2017-08-01 06:16

just a heads up arch kernel updated to 4.12 on the 7/29, has BFQ scheduler but i dont think it's enabled by default. maintainer probably already knows this, just leaving a reply for reasons to get it upgraded <3

What’s New in Linux 4.12

Among some of the many (many) new features, tweaks, changes and improvements in Linux 4.12:

Improvements to the F2FS (flash-friendly file system)
Initial support for GeForce GTX 1000 w/ Nouveau
Initial Radeon RX Vega support
Support for Intel RealSense SR300 camera, Razer Sabertooth & Mad Catz Brawlstick
USB Type-C port manager
Improved keyboard backlight support in Dell laptop driver
Support for the Intel volume button (intel-vbtn) driver
New ThinkPad T470 hotkey mappings
Sound driver fixes for Skylake, Atom SoCs
New sound drivers for various soundcards/chips

Vega cards release on August 14th, would be really nice to get this kernal to 4.12 by then. Thanks for keeping this updated!

portaloffreedom commented on 2017-07-27 15:10

As quoted in the description, the only differences are:
- added BFQ disk scheduler
This will get some improvements on disk reads and writes. You can keep downloading or compiling in the background with minimal impact on other processes
- xpad.c from steamos kernel (no need to use steamos-xpad-dkms package)
For better compatibility with gamepads
- setted up CPU frequency to 1000Hz
For better results in multi threaded - multi process programs that want need to have a small latency

Plexcon commented on 2017-07-23 23:30

Linux-covolunablu-gaming was successfully installed. I would appreciate a more detailed explanation of its functions. I do not see any difference with the ARCH kernel

portaloffreedom commented on 2017-07-20 12:47

@Plexcon please write at least something in english. I can see that you have problem with GPG keys but I cannot really get what the problem is. Or if you are using aur or our repo.

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