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fixed kernel version
fixed kernel version
'''kernel (i486 and geode):'''
enabled kernel panic (& reboot if specified in sysctl.conf) on softlockup<br>
enabled kernel panic (& reboot if specified in sysctl.conf) on softlockup;<br>
added warnings about hunged tasks.
added warnings about hunged tasks;<br>
added ESFQ support.

Revision as of 18:36, 10 December 2010

Changes between 4.0-beta1 and 4.0-beta2



updated syslinux to version 4.03


moved busybox ntpd configuration files to a seperate package (bbntpd.lrp)


add mawk.lrp to leaf.cfg LRP list (required by iptables)


fixed kernel version


enabled kernel panic (& reboot if specified in sysctl.conf) on softlockup;
added warnings about hunged tasks;
added ESFQ support.


new upstream version 4.4.15
change macro syntax in LEAF default settings to current shorewall layout
added new packages shorewall-lite and shorewall6-lite for review and testing


new upstream version 0.9.8q

quagga,zebra,ripd, ospfd, etc.:

remove requirement of librt.lrp (lib's already included in initrd)


fix requires and help section


add mawk.lrp as requirement


fix /sbin/fdisk


modified to work with 2 upstream interfaces (for ex., one - for Internet and one - for local traffic-exchange point or LAN), now incoming traffic is sorted by iptables and then classified by fwmarks (mark 1 - high-priority, mark 2 - IX traffic); outgoing traffic is redirected to IFB (if there is no need of speed differentiation) or shaped on 2 outgoing interfaces separately.

Changes between 3.1 and 4.0-beta1

(released 28 November 2010)


updated kernel to

updated uClibc to

updated busybox to 1.17.1

added busybox patch to change default modprobe behavior if there are two or more modules that corresponds to one modalias (it'll load module that have longest 'prefix' before first asterisk in it's modalias)

updated iproute2 to 2.6.35

used syslog-ng as logger

updated gcc in build environement to 4.4.5

updated automake to 1.9.6

updated autoconf to 2.68

provides different images optimised for i486, geode and i686

provides images with vga or seriell support

core scripts/kernel options changes:

removed support of paging file

disk subsystem moved from old ATA/MFM/RLL drivers to new ATA/SATA (SCSI-like)

root FS migrated from initrd to initramfs; so syst_size option becomes obsolete (initramfs uses up to half of physical memory)

included automatic module loading by modaliases in init script and in boot-time modprobe script

added kernel variable KMODULES that specify modules from initrd that must be loaded before autoprobing for modaliases

added mdev for automatic creation of device nodes in /dev

added firmware for NICs in firmware.tgz

save firmware in moddb.lrp

other packages changes:

included full-weight perl 5.12.1

included accel-pptpd 0.8.5 (kernel-mode PPTP client/server)

included packages for automatically backup system partition and update .lrp packages if fresh ones are present on update server

replaced 6wall with (perl-based) shorewall6

added igmpproxy.lrp, libnl.lrp


included ifb-based shaper for PPP connections (for outgoing traffic)

added patch for pppd for enabling mppe-128 encryption (allow-mppe-128 instead of require-mppe-128) - that will help to accept moth pap/chap/mschap and mschapv2 authentication

pppoe-discovery added


added ntpd and traceroute applet; replacing openntpd.lrp and traceroute.lrp

package updates:
iptables to
quagga to 0.99.17
hostapd to 0.7.3
net-snmp to 5.4.3
shorewall to (perl-based) 4.4.14
ipvsadmin to 1.25
kismet to 2010-07-R1
mysql to 5.0.91
elvis to 1.4-22
bash to 3.2.48
tcpdump to 4.1.1
libpcap to 1.1.1
keepalived to 1.1.20
dhcpcd to 4.0.15
linux-atm to 2.5.1
vsftpd to 2.2.2
wpa_supplicant to 0.5.11
e2fsprogs to 1.41.12
openvpn to 2.1.3
lmsensors to 3.2.0 (plus improved autodetection)
tinyproxy to 1.8.2
libtool to 2.4
e3 to 2.8