We have added another official frontend for serving the kernel content, courtesy of Vexxhost, Inc. There is now a total of three frontends, one in Palo Alto, California, one in Portland, Oregon, and one in Montreal, Quebec. This should allow for better geographic dispersion of official mirrors, as well as better fault tolerance.
We are happy to announce that kernel.googlesource.com is now relying on grokmirror manifest data to efficiently mirror git.kernel.org, which means that if accessing git.kernel.org is too high latency for you due to your geographical location (EMEA, APAC), kernel.googlesource.com should provide you with a fast local mirror that is at most 5 minutes behind official sources.
We extend our thanks to Google for making this available to all kernel hackers and enthusiasts worldwide.
TLS 1.2 and PFS
With the latest round of upgrades, we are now serving TLS 1.2 with PFS across all kernel.org sites, offering higher protection against eavesdropping.