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cwizardone 01-15-2017 08:00 AM

The Latest Kernel Release.
 
As suggested by Monsieur Didier Spaier, a Slackware Forum thread dedicated to Linux kernel release testing.


The 4.4.43 kernel has been released.

The change log, https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...angeLog-4.4.43


Also, the 4.9.4 kernel has been issued. Still no word on whether or not it will be the next long term release.

The change log, https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...hangeLog-4.9.4

GazL 01-15-2017 08:27 AM

Thanks Cwiz' I'm inclined to agree: a dedicated thread for us "kernel watchers" is probably better than littering the current-requests thread with kernel news.


Right then... Off to build 4.9.4 I go!...


P.S. FWIW, 4.9.y series has proven solid for me so far.

55020 01-15-2017 08:36 AM

Announcing Dave's Unofficial SlackBuilt Kernels -- https://blog.idlemoor.tk/dusk/

4.4.43 for x86_64 is already available at https://dusk.idlemoor.tk/linux-4.4/x86_64/
The others (4.4.43 for i686, and 4.9.4 for x86_64 and i686) should follow in the next couple of hours

This is entirely automatic and still quite experimental. Testing? I've heard of it. Feedback welcome ;)

GazL 01-15-2017 08:57 AM

A configs/ directory on that site would be a nice addition. :)

montagdude 01-15-2017 08:58 AM

Haha, I literally just built 4.9.3 this morning, upgrading from the last 4.8 release. Oh well, at least I don't have to go through choosing features in the 'make oldconfig' process again. :)

PS Don't ask me why I'm keeping up with the latest kernel release. I guess I just enjoy it for some reason.

Bindestreck 01-15-2017 09:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by montagdude (Post 5655285)
Haha, I literally just built 4.9.3 this morning, upgrading from the last 4.8 release. Oh well, at least I don't have to go through choosing features in the 'make oldconfig' process again. :)

PS Don't ask me why I'm keeping up with the latest kernel release. I guess I just enjoy it for some reason.

Me too! :D

bassplayer69 01-15-2017 12:22 PM

Man, I just upgraded to 4.4.42 yesterday evening. lol :)

mats_b_tegner 01-15-2017 12:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 55020 (Post 5655279)
Announcing Dave's Unofficial SlackBuilt Kernels -- https://blog.idlemoor.tk/dusk/

4.4.43 for x86_64 is already available at https://dusk.idlemoor.tk/linux-4.4/x86_64/
The others (4.4.43 for i686, and 4.9.4 for x86_64 and i686) should follow in the next couple of hours
This is entirely automatic and still quite experimental. Testing? I've heard of it. Feedback welcome ;)

Swell, I just finished building and installing 4.4.43...My guess is that 4.4.44 and 4.9.5 will be released next week...

Edit,
I'm going to stick with kernel 4.4.x since the proprietary legacy nVidia R340 drivers/modules won't build on kernel 4.9.x.

ponce 01-15-2017 12:58 PM

MFW I see Greg releasing a new stable kernel just after three days from the previous one with the note: "All users of the 4.9 kernel series must upgrade."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVv7o1ePo4U

dwblas 01-15-2017 01:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bassplayer69 (Post 5655346)
Man, I just upgraded to 4.4.42 yesterday evening. lol :)

Same here.

USUARIONUEVO 01-15-2017 01:49 PM

Hi , for me , the only good branch is 4.10 in rc series at time.

Cause 4.4.x NO HAVE GTX 1000 SERIES native support in nouveau , only vesa.
4.8 - 4.9 BUG , in cursor (patched in 4.10) , i waiting to see that patch is backported to 4.9.x series cause read probably this go to LTS.

My card is GTX 1070...is knowed bug , but patched only in 4.10.

dr.s 01-15-2017 03:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cwizardone (Post 5655274)
...
Also, the 4.9.4 kernel has been issued. Still no word on whether or not it will be the next long term release.
...

Looks like 4.9 will be an LTS.
https://linux.slashdot.org/story/16/...-kroah-hartman

https://fossbytes.com/its-confirmed-...kernel-branch/

bassmadrigal 01-15-2017 03:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dr.s (Post 5655409)

Contrary to both of those articles, it hasn't been confirmed yet. Kroah-Hartman basically stated that the plan is for 4.9 to be LTS back in August, giving developers plenty of time to finalize what they want in the kernel. But in the past, this has lead to developers trying to push unfinished code that doesn't belong in an LTS just so it can be in there. Kroah-Hartman said that if developers don't throw crap into 4.9, it'll likely be LTS, but if they do, he'll likely pick either 4.8 or 4.10. As far as I've found, he hasn't said any more on the topic since August (and I do some minor searches every week or so since the 4.9 stable dropped).

Quote:

As I briefly mentioned a few weeks ago on my G+ page, the plan is for the 4.9 Linux kernel release to be the next “Long Term Supported” (LTS) kernel.

Last year, at the Linux Kernel Summit, we discussed just how to pick the LTS kernel. Many years ago, we tried to let everyone know ahead of time what the kernel version would be, but that caused a lot of problems as people threw crud in there that really wasn’t ready to be merged, just to make it easier for their “day job”. That was many years ago, and people insist they aren’t going to do this again, so let’s see what happens.

I reserve the right to not pick 4.9 and support it for two years, if it’s a major pain because people abused this notice. If so, I’ll possibly drop back to 4.8, or just wait for 4.10 to be released. I’ll let everyone know by updating the kernel.org releases page when it’s time (many months from now.)

If people have questions about this, email me and I will be glad to discuss it.

SOURCE: 4.9 == Next LTS Kernel
(Emphasis mine)

USUARIONUEVO 01-15-2017 04:16 PM

4.8 series gets EOL , then 4.9 or 4.10 i hope 4.10 :=)

alex14641 01-16-2017 12:06 PM

I think this thread should be made sticky.


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