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Okay, so I lied.
But I’m not putting this one in my usual custom kernel repository, because it’s not one of my “keeping up with the current Microsoft release” kernels, it’s a random experiment as to whether I could grab the newest kernel I could find on kernel.org (short of linux-next), build it, and have it run happily as my WSL kernel.
It turns out I can, which is what I was expecting, and that it was completely straightforward (untar, patch, make xconfig, make deb-pkg), which I wasn’t.
Anyway, should you want to play around with my take on the latest kernel, you can grab these packages from the usual repo:
You will need at least WSL 1.0.1 to use this kernel, as I baked disabling cgroups v1 directly into it. I’ve also modified the config file some from my usual, so the new one can be seen here (not embedding, because it’s very long).