- 802.1Q VLAN (vlan.1.0.1)
The 802.1Q VLAN protocol allows multiple virtual LANs to reside on a single
ethernet cable. This is now included in the standard kernels.
- ABI (220.127.116.11)
The ABI (formerly known as iBCS) is a layer which permits the running of
binaries from other platforms on Linux directly.
- Alan Cox' Patch Series (2.4.9-ac12)
Miscellaneous bugfixes and performance enhancements to the Linux kernel.
(This patch collection is currently not being used. But as virtually
everything in it is now in 2.4.x anyway, this is not terribly tragic.)
- ALSA (0.9.0-b6)
ALSA is the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture, and provides a powerful
interface between applications and audio devices. (This patch does not
appear in FOLK2.4.0, although it will be returning in the next release)
- Andrea Arcangeli's Patch Collection
Seperate index for code extracted from Andrea Archangeli's collection of kernel
- ARWVME VME bus driver
VME bus driver, connecting via a PCI bus.
- ATVME VME bus driver
VME bus driver, connecting via an ISA bus.
- Aureal Driver (1.1.2)
Driver for the Aureal Vortex sound cards.
This requires some code which has not yet been GPLed, and therefore will not
work on its own. Help to reverse-engineer the remaining segments would be
- Andrew Morton's Low Latency Patches (2.4.6-pre2)
These patches should reduce the kernel latency (delay) under a variety of circumstances. (Not included in FOLK2.4.0, as it's not clear whether this is still
useful, given the work on the preempt patch.)
- Bad Memory (4.9)
A patch to provide support for partly buggy memory modules.
- CBM4Linux kernel patch
Connects to CBM peripherals, via the parallel port and an adaptor cable.
- Clockwise kernel patch
FIXME: No description, URL or other information on what this does.
- Cluster Infrastructure (CI) for Linux (0.5.6)
This patch provides Cluster Membership (CLMS) and the Internode Communication
Subsystem (ICS) from Compaq's "NonStop Clusters for Unixware". (This patch is
not included in FOLK2.4.0, although it will be returning with the next
- Compressed Cache Support (2.4.5-0.16)
An intermediate layer in the virtual memory hierarchy which caches pages to
reduce swapping. (Not included in FOLK2.4.0. Because the Linux VM system is
being re-written every other week, practically from scratch, I'm holding off
re-integrating the compressed cache until this work settles down.)
- COMEDI (0.7.60)
Control and Measurement Device Interface (COMEDI) is support for a variety of
- Controller Area Network
Bus system for a network of controllers. (FIXME: The URL is broken, and there
seems to be no other site hosting this work. Until someone finds out if/where
it still exists, I'm holding off using this.)
- CueCat Barcode Scanner Driver
Driver for the CueCat Barcode Scanner.
- Efficient Networks Speedstream 3010
Driver for the Speedstream 3010 ATM card (This driver is no longer included in FOLK as it
is now a part of the standard kernel)
Ext3 is the Journalling version of the Ext2 filing system. It is compatiable
with Ext2, except insofar as Ext2 ignores any journals Ext3 has made.
Ext3 is supplied by Alan Cox' patch, as of FOLK 2.2.3, and is now in the
- Fieldbus Communications Interface
Driver for the Fieldbus Computer-Aided Manufacturing device.
- Hewlett-Packard's Scheduler Plugin System (v10)
A system to allow new schedulers to be loaded into the Linux kernel through
pluggable modules. (Not included in FOLK2.4.0, as the scheduler system looks
likely to change.)
- i2c (2.6.2)
Drivers and system calls for monitoring hardware health.
- IBM's kernel patches
Seperate index for patches developed by IBM for the Linux kernel. (Only JFS
is present in FOLK2.4.0)
- IPPersonality (20010724)
Mask the Operating System's IP signature, to prevent identification. (Not used
in FOLK2.4.0, but will be returning in future versions.)
- KGI (0.9 for 2.4.9)
The Kernel Graphics Interface project provides a means to support graphics at
the kernel level. (Not included in FOLK2.4.0, and broke things horribly when
I tried integrating it into FOLK. This'll definitely re-appear, but it's not
100% clear when.)
KOrbit is an implementation of the CORBA object broker, ORBit, for the Linux
kernel. (Not included in FOLK2.4.0, but will re-appear in later versions.)
- Leech-o-Meter Traffic Monitor
(FIXME: This entry needs writing, the URL needs finding, and the patch needs
integrating. In short, lots of ings on this one.)
- Linux Doors (ldoor-0.1)
An implementation of the Solaris Doors API under Linux. Doors provides a fast
inter-process communication interface.
There are problems with Linux Doors, at the moment. Fixes to allow Linux Doors
to be compiled as a module would be welcomed. (This patch is horribly broken,
seeminly unmaintained, and nobody seemed to want to use it, so I'm holding
back on this one.)
- Linux Speaker As Soundcard Driver (2.4.0-test10-pre3)
A patch to provide basic synthesized audio through the PC speaker.
- lm_sensors (2.6.2)
Drivers and system calls for monitoring hardware health.
- Linux Log Filing System (Linlog)
This provides a log-based filing system under Linux.
- MOSIX (1.2.1)
Support for almost-seamless distributed computing.
- Multi-Protocol Label Switching (mpls-linux-0.993)
"MPLS for Linux is a project to implement a MPLS (Multi Protocol Label
Switching) stack for the Linux kernel, and portable versions of the signaling
protocols associated with MPLS."
- Multiple Root Patch
Allows multiple root devices to be sequentially searched upon kernel boot-up.
(Not included in FOLK2.4.0, but will reappear in future releases.)
- OneSIG per FD
"Decreases the overhead associated with a select() call, when you are watching
many FDs." (Not included in FOLK2.4.0, but will reappear in future releases.)
- Posix 1003.1b Timer Patch (2.4.5.timer.patch)
An implementation of POSIX kernel timers for Linux. (Not included in FOLK2.4.0,
but will be included in future versions.)
- PPC-64 Architecture Patch
Linux for the PowerPC-64 architecture.
This is supplied through Alan Cox' patch, as of FOLK 2.2.3. (Not included
in FOLK2.4.0, but will be resumed in later releases, as it's not in the
mainstream kernel, and the AC patch series is currently dormant, as Alan
is working on new code.)
- PPP-over-ATM Protocol
This adds support for sending PPP over an ATM line.
"PPP over ATM is one of several protocols used over DSL lines. If you are
connecting to a DAL line using an internal ATM or DSL adaptor (as opposed
to an ethernet card) then there is a good possibility you will need this
protocol." (This seems to now be in the mainstream kernel.)
Provides nanosecond timing on the clock, and provides a mechanism for
connecting to external timers. (PPS is horrible to merge in, is updated even
more erratically than FOLK, and can break things in nasty ways. I'm holding
off on re-integrating this, until I'm satisfied it's safe.)
- Performance Transparency Protocol
An implementation of the Performance Transparency Protocol for Linux.
(FIXME: There's no URL for this, and the description lacks... substance. I'm
holding off on this, until I can find a recent version.)
- Port & Socket Pseudo ACLs
The ability to provide finer-grained control over who can access specific ports
and sockets. (Not included in FOLK2.4.0, but will be reappearing in later
- PPSCSI kernel patch
Tunnels the SCSI bus protocol over a parallel port. Allows SCSI devices to be connected to
the parallel port, but there is no theoretical reason why the other end needs to be a
device - it could hook back into a "real" SCSI bus, if someone could think of a reason to
- Real-Time Scheduler (2.4.16-1.0.patch)
An implementation of a "soft" real-time scheduler for Linux.
This scheduler interferes heavily with the other schedulers in the FOLK patch.
There is therefore no certainty of it working, at any given time. It has been largely
deprecated from FOLK, as there are better "hard" real-time schedulers.
- RSBAC Role-Based Security Patch
A role-based security patch for Linux, offering fine-tuned access control.
This has been partially merged into FOLK. At the time of the initial merge, Linux
Security Modules broke onto the scene and work on merging RSBAC has been suspended
until the situation is clearer.
- SCTP (sctp-kref-2_4_1-0_1_2)
Kernel-level support for Stream Control Transmission Protocol. SCTP is, at its
core, a reliable, multihomed transport protocol. Originally SS7 over IP, SCTP
has quickly evolved to be a protocol suitable for any service that wants to
take advantage of multihoming.
- SGI's kernel patches
Seperate index for patches developed by SGI for the Linux kernel.
- SIOCKILLADDR support (linux-2.4.4-dynip-1)
Support for the SIOCKILLADDR ioctl, which closes all TCP IPv4 sockets from a
particular source address. It is intended to be used on mobile machines without mobile IP,
where you need to kill connections and then restart them. Posted to the netdev mailing
- Socket Interface Registration (sockreg)
An interface to allow new IP transport protocols to be loaded into the Linux
kernel (instead of hard-coding them into the sockets implementation.) This
has been replaced, as of FOLK 1.10, with the version in the Alan Cox patch
series. (I've absolutely no idea if this is in the mainstream kernel or not,
so no guarantees on whether this is in FOLK or not, right now.)
- Software Suspend
Enables the possibility of suspending the machine. It doesn't require APM. You
may suspend the machine by pressing Sysrq-d. It creates an image which is saved
in your active swap-space. The next time the machine is booted, the kernel
detects the saved image and restores the machine to the saved state. (It's in
FOLK2.4.0, but I've not tested it.)
- Threaded Linux Application Protocol Layer (TUX-2, from Andrea Arcangeli's archives)
TUX is primarily used as a kernel-layer web-server. (Not included in FOLK2.4.0,
but will re-appear in the next release.)
- Linux Trace Toolkit
This provides a means to trace kernel activity via a trace driver, which then
sends data to a user process. (Not included in FOLK2.4.0, but will
re-appear in the next release.)
- Transputer b004/b008 link interface (0.91)
Support for b004/b008-compatiable interfaces to the Inmos Transputer.
(It's in FOLK2.4.0, but this is an aging driver, with no updates, and no obvious means of
testing it. Enable at your own risk. Disabled, it will have no impact.)
- Vax Architecture for Linux (CVS snapshot 09/19/2001)
Support for Linux on the Digital Equiptment Corporation's VAX architecture and VAX line of minicomputers. This is distinct from the FreeVMS project, which emulates the VMS Operating System on top of the Linux kernel. Here, you run ordinary Linux on actual DEC VAX hardware.
- VMELinux VME bus support
"This project's primary offering is the Kernel Level Linux Device Driver that interfaces between the Unix Shell environment and the VMEbus. The driver is compatible with the Tundra Universe PCI-VME bridge integrated circuit. Thus, our driver only supports VMEbus boards with a PCI local bus."
- WINE Accelerator, CVS snapshot
Support for the WINE (WINE Is Not An Emulator) kernel module. (This patch has not been
updated in aeons and would be more sensibly placed in the ABI patch. However, your millage
- ziofs+filemap (2.4.4-ac8-9)
Support for compressed CD-ROM images. (Standard in mainstream kernels, now.