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rng-tools v5 released

rng-tools v5 released.

Posted by Jeff Garzik 2014-04-18

rng-tools v4 released

rng-tools version 4 has been released. See NEWS for release notes.

The rng-tools git repository is available at git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/utils/kernel/rng-tools/rng-tools.git

Posted by Jeff Garzik 2012-08-06

ethtool version 6 released

The yearly ethtool update is available (it doesn't see a lot of action) at its home page,

http://sf.net/projects/gkernel/

or directly via git SCM:

git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/network/ethtool/ethtool.git

Posted by Jeff Garzik 2007-07-26

ethtool, blktool git repos moved

New locations:
git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/network/ethtool/ethtool.git
git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/utils/kernel/blktool/blktool.git

Posted by Jeff Garzik 2006-07-19

ethtool version 4 released

Minor release, pushing out the pending feature code that has been submitted since last release.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/gkernel/

ethtool is a utility for controlling Linux network hardware.

Posted by Jeff Garzik 2006-07-19

ethtool, blktool moved to git

In a belated announcement, ethtool and blktool repositories have moved to kernel.org:

git+rsync+http://www.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/jgarzik/blktool.git/
git+rsync+http://www.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/jgarzik/ethtool.git/

Posted by Jeff Garzik 2006-01-29

ethtool version 3 released

Minor bugfix release, see release notes/changelog for more details.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/gkernel/

ethtool is a utility for controlling Linux network hardware.

Posted by Jeff Garzik 2005-01-28

blktool available in BitKeeper repository

If you wish to track the blktool source code, you may do so with the BitKeeper utility at the following URLs:
bk://gkernel.bkbits.net/blktool
bk://kernel.bkbits.net/jgarzik/blktool

Posted by Jeff Garzik 2005-01-23

ethtool moved from CVS to BitKeeper

The ethtool source code has been migrated from CVS to BitKeeper. To download the latest ethtool source code, pull/clone from bk://gkernel.bkbits.net/ethtool

Posted by Jeff Garzik 2004-08-24

ethtool v2 released; new version scheme

A small update of ethtool has been released.

As ethtool by its nature sees only an update or two a year, its version numbering scheme has been simplified. The version will now be a single ascending number.

Posted by Jeff Garzik 2004-08-17

Linux 'blktool' utility posted

Intended as both an easier 'hdparm' and also a more flexible tool.

Posted by Jeff Garzik 2004-08-15

Drivers removed from download section.

The 8139too and via82cxxx_audio drivers were removed from the download section. They were out of date, and the most recent versions can always be obtained by downloading kernels from http://www.kernel.org/

Posted by Jeff Garzik 2004-04-09

rng-tools 1.1 released

The package of utilities and daemon for Linux hardware random generators (RNGs), rng-tools, has been updated to version 1.1.

Download at http://sf.net/projects/gkernel/

Posted by Jeff Garzik 2004-04-06

ethtool 1.8 released

Minor update of ethtool package is now available at http://sf.net/projects/gkernel/

Posted by Jeff Garzik 2003-07-19

rng-tools 1.0 released

Package intel-rng-tools was renamed to rng-tools, and version 1.0 was released. This package is a set of tools for use with hardware random number generators (RNGs). Intel, AMD, and Via manufacturers all sell hardware with RNGs.

There are no significant changes between rng-tools 1.0 and intel-rng-tools 0.9.[12], except removal of "intel" everywhere. The rng-tools package fully supports hardware RNGs from AMD and Via, as well as Intel.

Posted by Jeff Garzik 2003-07-05

8139too net driver, ethtool updated

The 8139too Linux kernel net driver was updated to version 0.9.26, and it includes several bug fixes and some new features (specifically ethtool features).

The ethtool utility was updated to support more NIC models, and includes some bug fixes and documentation updates.

Both software packages are available for download at
http://sf.net/projects/gkernel/

Posted by Jeff Garzik 2002-08-09

8139too ethernet driver updated

Linux network driver 8139too was updated to fix an oops and improve performance and stability on loaded networks. Users are recommended to upgrade.

Download from http://sf.net/projects/gkernel/

Posted by Jeff Garzik 2001-11-24

ethtool 1.4 released

ethtool version 1.4 is now released on the sourceforge homepage, http://sf.net/projects/gkernel/

It has been updated to support all features supported in the latest 2.4.x series of Linux kernel releases. See the changelog for more details.

Posted by Jeff Garzik 2001-11-20

8139too ethernet driver updated

Linux kernel ethernet 8139too was updated with bug fixes and enhancements. Download at http://sf.net/projects/gkernel/

Posted by Jeff Garzik 2001-11-01

8139too Linux Ethernet Driver update

Visit http://sf.net/projects/gkernel/ to download the latest version of the 8139too ethernet driver, which includes bug fixes.

Posted by Jeff Garzik 2001-10-26

Via Linux kernel audio driver updated

The standard 2.4 Linux kernel Via audio driver has been updated with bug fixes and a few enhancements. Users are recommended to upgrade. http://sf.net/projects/gkernel/

Posted by Jeff Garzik 2001-07-10

8139too Linux ethernet driver updated

The 8139too Linux ethernet driver has been updated to include changes in recent Linux kernels, and important bug fixes. Users are encouraged to upgrade. http://sf.net/projects/gkernel/

Posted by Jeff Garzik 2001-07-07

gkernel cvs reorg

With the release of kernel 2.4.6, gkernel cvs's linux_2_4 module now stores latest 2.4 [modified] kernel in HEAD branch always.

Posted by Jeff Garzik 2001-07-04

kcompat24, ethtool packages uploaded

Two new packages were recently added to the download section of the gkernel project, "kcompat24" and "ethtool".

kcompat24 is a toolkit for kernel developer's, which allows a Linux 2.4 kernel driver to be used on older kernels.

ethtool is a program, originally only available on SparcLinux, which obtains and updates information on your ethernet card. Once full driver support is completed, this tool is intended to be the standard ethernet media tool for Linux.... read more

Posted by Jeff Garzik 2001-06-03

8139too ethernet driver updated

The 8139too ethernet driver has been updated to fix a critical bug for a popular 8139 chip. Download from the project page at http://sourceforge.net/projects/gkernel/

Posted by Jeff Garzik 2001-05-07