Shilosh OS comes with WOLK Kernel

Here are the some of the improvments of WOLK Kernel:

Highlights since v4.0s*:

- rmap15b + pte improvement
- grsecurity v1.9.8 Final
- CIPE v1.5.4
- Systrace v2.4.20
- Linux Trustees v2.10
- vservers (ctx) v16
- PSPA v2.4.19-16
- Encrypting ethernet bridge
- ebtales (firewalling) for ethernet bridge
- shm-largepages
- Very tuned O(1) Scheduler + Scheduler Tunables via /proc/sys/sched
- AIO (from latest -aa)
- epoll v0.60
- dcache-fastwalk v2.4.20
- RAID- and ReiserFS speedups (alot)
- TONS of fixes for bugs present in vanilla kernels
- Memory eXpansion Technology (MXT) Support
- Hangcheck {Timer|Comp|Thread|Delay}
- IBM Advanced System Management Service Processor support
- Intel VTune Support
very clean implementations of:
- preempt v2.4.20-ac
- Low Latency v2.4.20-O(1)
- Low Latency Disk Elevator

Good things since WOLK:

- IP Virtual Server support v1.07
- IP Virtual Servers additional stuff including:
static_routes, alt_routes, nf_reroute, arprules
rp_filter_mask, hidden, forward_shared
- Super FreeS/WAN v1.99-kb3
- IP stealth
- IP AntiDote2 (ARP attack detector)
- Cryptography support (CryptoAPI) v2.4.20-1
- Netfilter Addons for IPv4 and IPv6
- IMQ Target/Device
- Prioritized Accept Queue
- Enterprise Volume Management System (EVMS) v1.21
- Device-mapper (LVM2)
- CiFS v0.5.8
- OCFS (Oracle Cluster File System)
- XFS (always latest available code) v1.2*
- NTFS v2.1.0a
- /proc/config.gz support
- TONS of extra Network-/ SCSI Card Drivers
- Memory Pools (also included in 2.5 for a long time)
- Cap Processor Usage (limit (by percentage) for a given task via userspace tool)
- ACPI v2003-01-09
- all known security fixes
- all known filesystem fixes
- ...

Almost all of the above is configurable at compile time!
So if you don't need one or more features, just leave
them out at configure time =) ... Only O(1), rmap15b, AIO,
epoll,dcache fastwalk and vservers are static additions!

All unstable / very experimental patches have been
removed from this edition They will be available in the
Workstation Edition of wolk4.0w.

Lots, _really_ lots of code fixes and cleanups were also made.

Although this is named Server Edition it is also perfectly
suitable for your desktop and for sure for all of your
servers. It's stable, fast, rock solid and very secure.

check - for more information about WOLK kernel

Posted by Stefan Ilivanov 2003-01-14

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