Difference between revisions of "Zen-Kernel"

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Latest revision as of 19:04, 25 November 2009

Author(s)Waninkoko, dodo1122, cheater-conrad
TypeOperating system

The Zen Kernel is a the result of a collaborative effort of kernel hackers to provide the best Linux kernel possible for every day systems. We include code that is not included in the mainline kernel in an attempt to create an all-around better kernel for desktops (although it can be compiled otherwise). This is done by including new features, supporting latest hardware, and including various code and optimizations to better suit desktops. Zen is a 100% community oriented project so, as a result, everybody can contribute to the project.


  • Modular kernel (kernel image + modules)
  • GC/Wii IOS/mini support (from gc-linux project, ported to latest kernel tree)
  • BFS CPU scheduler.
  • BFQ I/O scheduler.
  • Tiny RCU support.
  • Compcache support.
  • Ext2/3/4 support.
  • Reiserfs support.
  • Reiser4 support.
  • Btrfs support.
  • Zen logo included ;)
  • And many other features...


Nothing special. You only need a way to boot the kernel through IOS or mini and a good SD(HC) card.


Thanks to isobel for adding more and more support for the Wii to the Linux kernel.
Thanks to Team Twiizers for mini.
Thanks to Con Kolivas for BFS scheduler.

And thanks to everybody that contributed to make this possible.