Introducing the Mason kernel.
This started as a project to bring sbc to the supersonic ICS aokp rom. However I decided to go ahead and move forward with moving over some of the fine work that is going on for the Nexus line and bring it over to our beloved evo4g. I want to stress that to my knowledge the things that will be included beyond what is in tiamat/CM9 proper are not very well tested on our platform.
The overwhelming goal is to bring performance and stability improvements to the supersonic platform. The original idea, had a little less scope. I have now broadened its scope to include ICS, GB, and even Sense soon. The project will actually breed a whole line of kernels built for the supersonic with the needs of it's community in mind. Let's breathe some new life into our platform.
Thanks to the evervolv team without which we wouldn't have ICS on the supersonic at the moment.
CPU Frequency governors: conservative, ondemand, ondemandX, interactive, interactiveX, smartass, smartassV2, intellidemand, SavagedZen, minmax, lulzactive, lazy, lagfree, userspace, powersave, Lionheart, brazillianwax
I/O Schedulers: deadline (flash optimized), vr, noop, cfq, bfq, sio
HAVS, KSM (I series), Ext2/3/4, NTFS
nosbc - Standard kernel without sbc
sbc - Smart Battery Control
hwa - Hardware Acceleration
fso - File synchronization off
Note on FSO:
I provide this without any warranty at all (not that I do with anything else). Yes, fso makes things faster, it's for the speed hungry among you, however there is the potential, however slight that you can get corrupted data on a crash. Do not run this without a proper nand, it's just a bad idea. I haven't personally had any issues, but that doesn't mean that in theory it can't happen. It's a very strong possibility however slight it might be. The price you pay for speed I suppose.
Note on SBC:
There are some out there who find sbc and unholy abomination. Though again I have not experienced issues personally, there are some out there that claim that it can damage your battery, particularly the lifetime of the battery. There is data to support both sides of this argument, and I'm not here to go over all that. But be warned that it may cause some battery issues, and take care that you are both advised of the risks and willing to take them for some extra juice.
* Slated for v0.15/6 sense variant. Yeah you heard me, all your kernels r belong to us. * Slated for v0.15 Various performance optimizations relating to RCU and power consumption. * Slated for v0.15 2 more governors. * Slated for v0.15 Backport of cpufreq from linux 3.0.y. * Slated for v0.2 Merging of the lines to give us one base kernel instead of 2. * Slated for v0.3 Linux v3.x.x Lot of work to be done here. Lots of 3.x.x code already being back ported.
Apply with your custom recovery. Amen Ra Style Recovery 3.11 recommended (But not required).
v0.14 - Feature/Maintenance - * Added brazillianwax cpufreq governor * HWA support in the form of variant * Tweaks to RCU * Additional tweaks to I/O * SLQB * KSM * FSO v0.12 - Feature release - Catching us up with the nexus lines set of options. * Added ondemandX cpufreq governor * Added interactiveX cpufreq governor * Added minmax cpufreq governor * Added SavagedZen cpufreq governor * Added Lionheart cpufreq governer * Added intellidemand cpufreq governer * Deadline tuned for better performance with regard to flash based memory * Minor code cleanup v0.10 - Initial release - * Moved away from the default config and excluded some things that are really only suited for testing reducing overhead. * Added Lazy cpufreq governor * Added lulzactive cpufreq governor * Added ondemand cpufreq governor * Added ext2 support * Added ext3 support * Added ntfs support * Enabled SBC.
Mason G series:
Suitable for non hardware accelerated roms, including gingerbread AOSP roms. Works on things like Decks GB 1.3d, and AOKP ICS.
G - v0.14 sbc Mirror 1 (Mediafire) MD5 74da6e014bcdae9db3dd4e80463736c4
G - v0.14 sbc fso Mirror 1 (Mediafire) MD5 e5234c781f2570f81c54e051021bc106
G - v0.14 nonsbc fso Mirror 1 (Mediafire) MD5 8c5bc95fd33afd550a53791ab3fa3f8e
Mason I series:
Suitable for hardware accelerated ICS roms. Latest Evervolv preview builds and decks prebetas.
I - v0.14 sbc Mirror 1 (Mediafire) MD5 78de4224872ca118f671832f2d2359ed
I - v0.14 nonsbc Mirror 1 (Mediafire) MD5 991741161bbf03468d5c66e8f97390f2
I - v0.14 sbc fso Mirror 1 (Mediafire) MD5 97b47a4624b3eb714fb2e05350e485c2
I - v0.14 nonsbc fso Mirror 1 (Mediafire) MD5 9bc6d5e59b92c4943959f66778fe3781
Mason S series:
Suitable for gingerbread sense roms.
Only tested functional on non hardware accelerated roms such as AOKP and Decks GB 1.3d, considered G series Mason.
G - v0.12 sbc - Mirror 1 (dev-host) Mirror 2 (mediafire)
G - v0.12 nonsbc - Mirror 1 (dev-host) Mirror 2 (mediafire)
G - v0.10 sbc - Mirror 1 (dev-host) Mirror 2 (mediafire)
preludedrew for the supersonic device tree that makes every supersonic ICS go. drewis for so much kernel work it's literally amazing. caynairb for such a great base for which us that are playing with the supersonic kernel have to work with. cyanogenmod team for kernel tree and all their hard work. franciscofranco, faux123 for lots of things kernel related. Knzo, Tegrak, Ezekeel, jsseidel, Erasmux, imoseyon, Mike Chan, Venkatesh Pallipadi, Alexey Starikovskiy, for governor work. ngh55 for logo love. This list could go on forever.
Edited by atyoung, 17 May 2012 - 01:47 PM.