Re: What is the vanilla kernel?

From: James Bruce
Date: Mon Oct 10 2005 - 05:46:23 EST

jeff shia wrote:
I still have some questions.
The stable kernel is called vanilla?but the file name is linux-version.tar.gz?
Such as the kenrel linux-2.6.8.tar.gz can be called a vanilla?

The term "vanilla" is short for "plain vanilla", which means lacking in adornments or extra features. It is derived from the use of vanilla as a basic flavor in deserts to which other optional flavors may be added. For the kernel, vanilla simply refers to Linus' kernel with no extra patches applied to it.

2.6.13 is a vanilla kernel
2.6.13-rt3 is not (it's vanilla 2.6.13 + rt patches)

- Jim Bruce
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