Package Details: linux-covolunablu-gaming 5.11.16.arch1-1

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Package Base: linux-covolunablu-gaming
Description: The Linux kernel and modules; it includes BFQ as default scheduler and the steam fsync_v1 patches for proton
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Keywords: gaming kernel linux proton valve
Licenses: GPL2
Replaces: virtualbox-guest-modules-arch, wireguard-arch
Submitter: portaloffreedom
Maintainer: portaloffreedom (sten_gun)
Last Packager: portaloffreedom
Votes: 9
Popularity: 0.081905
First Submitted: 2015-11-11 15:53
Last Updated: 2021-04-28 15:29

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Satyrn commented on 2020-05-09 20:54

Your website still cant be reached for me btw. Repo is working tho.

sten_gun commented on 2020-05-09 19:55

Today we did server maintenance, but it should be up and running now.

Satyrn commented on 2020-05-09 17:41

What happened to the main repo?

portaloffreedom commented on 2020-01-20 20:50

Since the last update, I've added a new patch to improve Proton performance. Many thanks to the package that provided the patch.

portaloffreedom commented on 2018-01-30 11:42

I keep this package in sync with the archlinux stable version. 4.15 will come out when the archlinux community decides 4.15 is ready to transition from Staging to Core.

sten_gun commented on 2017-12-22 20:51

@Plexcon for your systemd problem, I think you have to recompile virtual box modules (if you use dkms, recompile them).

About the advantages, if you had spent some time reading the other comments, the description and the patches in general you probably had found the culpirt: originally this kernel's main advantage was the inclusion of the BFQ disk scheduler patchset. After its inclusion on mainline linux since 4.12, we found out that you could not enable this scheduler as the default scheduler from the kernel itself, but you rather had to write udev rules for the disks on wich you want to enable the scheduler. After 4.11 we decided to continue this package adding only a patch that enables BFQ by default for all schedulers, the modified xpad module for the steam controller and HZ=1000 for cpu interrupts (wich is probably the setting wich incides more on the tests you posted) that could help increase system responsiveness/snappyness.

Finally, I want to point out that the bfq version that was accepted to merge into the kernel is based on blk-mq, while the old one that was included in this kernel isn't.

This kernel is intended for people that wants to low latency on disks and system usage in general, non for crunching big numbers. Some users gave us a positive feedback using this kernel for games instead of the stock arch kernel or other patched ones.

I hope I helped you, Happy holydays

Plexcon commented on 2017-12-22 10:46

[FAILED] Failed to start Load Kernel Modules See 'systemctl status systemd-modules-load.service' for details.

$ systemctl status systemd-modules-load.service ● systemd-modules-load.service - Load Kernel Modules Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/systemd-modules-load.service; static; vendor preset: disabled) Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Fri 2017-12-22 11:20:09 CET; 29min ago Docs: man:systemd-modules-load.service(8) man:modules-load.d(5) Process: 600 ExecStart=/usr/lib/systemd/systemd-modules-load (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE) Main PID: 600 (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)

dic 22 11:20:09 Reborn-PC systemd[1]: Starting Load Kernel Modules... dic 22 11:20:09 Reborn-PC systemd-modules-load[600]: Failed to find module 'vboxdrv' dic 22 11:20:09 Reborn-PC systemd-modules-load[600]: Failed to find module 'vboxpci' dic 22 11:20:09 Reborn-PC systemd-modules-load[600]: Failed to find module 'vboxnetadp' dic 22 11:20:09 Reborn-PC systemd-modules-load[600]: Failed to find module 'vboxnetflt' dic 22 11:20:09 Reborn-PC systemd[1]: systemd-modules-load.service: Main process exited, code=exited, status=1/FAILURE dic 22 11:20:09 Reborn-PC systemd[1]: systemd-modules-load.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'. dic 22 11:20:09 Reborn-PC systemd[1]: Failed to start Load Kernel Modules.

It's the slowest kernel, I did not install the Xbox 360 gamepad driver ... Where are the advantages?

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.