Every once in a while, we announce kernel source releases that manufacturers are obligated to post up when their new devices hit the market, and in case you've been wondering what the significance of such releases is, here's one for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 owners.
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2 days after Samsung unloaded the Tab 10.1 kernel source (i.e. the open source Linux guts, customized for the Tab 10.1), infamous developer pershoot worked his magic to get it optimized and ready to be overclocked to 1.4GHz (via SetCPU):
-use GT-P7510 source from opensource.samsung.com and supplied defconfig, as a base
-merged up to kernel.org's, 126.96.36.199
-oc to 1.4GHZ @ 1.200
-same optimisations as gtab-2632 (-O1, cortex/vfp/fp optimisations via CodeSourcery 2009-q1)
-merged in various changes from gtab-2632, vision-2635, AOSP and kernel.org
-Autogroup (session), various ERRATAS, BFQ I/O scheduler
He and the first testers found the overclock to be stable - the tablet kept cool, and no crashes were observed. It felt considerably snappier and gained a considerable amount of points in various benchmarks (25%+).
If you've unlocked the bootloader and rooted your Tab 10.1, go ahead and check out pershoot's instructions over at xda - the whole process is relatively simple and easy to understand. Of course, keep in mind that neither xda nor AP will be held responsible if something goes wrong along the way.