Project:Kernel Security

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Linux Kernel Security Project
Description The Linux Kernel Security Project handles patching our many kernel sources and informing our users about global kernel security status.
Project email
IRC channel #gentoo-security (webchat)
Lead(s) none
No lead election date set
(and inherited member(s))
Parent Project Security Project
Project listing

Kernel sources

Supported kernel sources

Kernel source Security liaison
gentoo-sources Gentoo Kernel project
gentoo-kernel, gentoo-kernel-bin Distribution Kernel project

Unsupported Kernel sources

Kernel source Security liaison
git-sources Mike Pagano (mpagano)
mips-sources Joshua Kinard (kumba)
pf-sources Joonas Niilola (juippis)
raspberrypi-sources Sam James (sam)
rt-sources Alice Ferrazzi (Alicef)
vanilla-sources Agostino Sarubbo (ago) , Gentoo Kernel project

Making a new kernel source

Adding a new kernel source into the main Gentoo repository is not recommended by the Gentoo Security project. Unless it is a kernel source you think could be used by a wide number of users, please end your consideration here and simply use an overlay. If you do believe that it is, you must be willing to become the security maintainer. Being the security maintainer for a kernel source means being willing to devote a significant amount of time to closing security bugs for that kernel source. Additionally, you must take care that your kernel source never falls into hard masking. If it does, your kernel source will automatically lose Gentoo Security support, and may be subject to removal from the repository.