Committer: Miika Komu <miika@xxxxxx> Date: 24/03/2010 at 17:33:58 Revision: 4044 Revision-id: miika@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Branch nick: trunk Log: Updated manual on kernel patching and installation Modified: M doc/HOWTO.xml === modified file 'doc/HOWTO.xml' --- doc/HOWTO.xml 2010-03-16 12:27:29 +0000 +++ doc/HOWTO.xml 2010-03-24 15:33:54 +0000 @@ -116,13 +116,13 @@ <title>Compiling the Kernel</title> <para> - Compiling a kernel with HIP-related patches is optional, but - there are two benefits in patching your kernel. First, the IPsec - protected data traffic will be faster. Second, you can use the - native programming interface for HIP to implement HIP-aware - applications. The drawback of patching your kernel is that it + The kernel modifications for HIP are available in vanilla linux + kernel 2.6.27 and above. With older kernel version, it is possible + to use the userspace IPsec in HIPL. If you want to optimize performance + for an older kernel version, you can patch and compile the kernel. + The drawback of patching your kernel is that it requires some expertise and possibly installing e.g. some - wireless firmware images manually. As compromise, the HIPL + wireless firmware images manually. The HIPL website has some readily built images, but you may still have to install some firmware images manually. If you are unsure, you can try the userspace ipsec as described later in this manual.