Project:Kernel Security

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Gentoo Linux Kernel Security Project
Description The Gentoo 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
Lead(s) none
No lead election date set
(and inherited member(s))
Parent Project Gentoo Security Project
Project listing

Kernel sources

Supported kernel sources

Kernel source Security liaison
gentoo-sources Gentoo Kernel project
openvz-sources bangert

Unsupported Kernel sources

Kernel source Security liaison
aufs-sources jlec
ck-sources gokturk
git-sources mpagano
hardened-sources blueness
mips-sources kumba
pf-sources wired
raspberrypi-sources xmw
rt-sources Aliceinwire
tuxonice-sources arfrever
vanilla-sources ago , Gentoo Kernel project
xbox-sources vapier

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.