ps3vram and updated and optimized kernel for the PS3

So we left off with a working PS3 kernel.
An older version…
So  lets get that up to date. I will be using 2.6.30. You can find the .conf at the end of the post.
I am sure theres more that can be done to make this run faster on the PS3. Also I have not enabled the card readers yet.

To make use of the ps3vram as a high priority swap space I did the following.

  1. Create a file called /etc/
  2. Add the following to the file:-
    mkswap /dev/ps3vram  > /dev/null
    swapon -p 10 /dev/ps3vram  >/dev/null
  3. Make the file executable.
  4. Add the following line to  /etc/conf.d/local.start

Now the ps3vram will get added as priority 10 swap so it will get used before the HDD swap.
Output of swapon -s
Filename                Type        Size    Used    Priority
/dev/ps3da2                             partition    1686816    0    -1
/dev/ps3vram                            partition    250872    0    10

Hear is the .config file I did for the 2.6.30 kernel. I will keep working to make it better.
The PS3 is a LOT faster now compared to the kernel we build using the 2.6.23-ps3 source.
Keep in mind that its advisable to use main sources now and not a patch-set.
Pretty much all PS3 patches from the early patch-sets have been merged.

Save the following as .config under /usr/src/linux . run make menuconfig if you need to edit it.
Rebuild your kernel with :-

  • make && make modules_install

Copy the vmlinux to your /boot and update kboot.conf.

Hear is a copy of my .config PS3 vmram Kernel .config
Save this file as a .txt its not a .doc file, wordpress is just been crap.


One Response to “ps3vram and updated and optimized kernel for the PS3”

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