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Old 10-03-2019, 06:08 PM   #1651
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An update for the 3.16.y kernel series has been scheduled for release Friday evening, GMT.

The 3.16.75 update will have 87 patches.

Mr. Hutchings' announcement, http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/k...0.0/02262.html
 
Old 10-04-2019, 04:55 PM   #1652
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FWIW I tried out 5.4.0-rc1 on a -Current install that uses a custom built 5.0.20. It built and ran fine but I can't yet get the nvidia-installer to complete. It complains about "Modules,symvers" but they are present. Probably a minor bug soon to be ironed out.
 
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Old 10-04-2019, 07:39 PM   #1653
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FWIW I tried out 5.4.0-rc1 on a -Current install that uses a custom built 5.0.20. It built and ran fine but I can't yet get the nvidia-installer to complete. It complains about "Modules,symvers" but they are present. Probably a minor bug soon to be ironed out.
Usually the scripts that are building out of tree modules are identifying the running kernel and the corresponding compiled modules tree in /lib/modules/
In your /lib/modules/5.4.0/ there should be two symlinks available pointing to your actual 5.4.0-rc1 source tree, the build symlink is usually the one that matters. Create/modify them accordingly.
Here's an example for an older kernel compilation:
Code:
ls -al /lib/modules/4.14.79/ | grep -e build -e sour*
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root     29 Sep 27 21:57 build -> /external/linux-4.14.79-source/
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root     29 Sep 27 21:57 source -> /external/linux-4.14.79-source/
 
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Old 10-05-2019, 09:43 AM   #1654
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4.19.77 has been released as well as a number of other versions.
 
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Old 10-05-2019, 12:23 PM   #1655
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Kernel updates 5.3.4, 5.2.19, 4.19.77, 4.14.147, 4.9.195, 4.4.195 and 3.16.75 are now available at

https://www.kernel.org/

The change logs,

https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...hangeLog-5.3.4

https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...angeLog-5.2.19

https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...ngeLog-4.19.77

https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...geLog-4.14.147

https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...ngeLog-4.9.195

https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...ngeLog-4.4.195

https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...ngeLog-3.16.75

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Old 10-06-2019, 05:38 PM   #1656
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5.4-rc2

The newest "mainline" development kernel, version 5.4-rc2, has been been made available for testing.

The tarball, https://git.kernel.org/torvalds/t/linux-5.4-rc2.tar.gz

Mr. Torvalds' announcement, http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/k...0.0/07213.html
 
Old 10-06-2019, 05:54 PM   #1657
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And away we go!

Another round of updates has been scheduled for release on Tuesday evening, GMT.

If no problems are found while testing the release candidates, they might be available late Monday or early Tuesday (depending on your time zone).

The 5.3.5 kernel update will accommodate 166 patches.
http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/k...0.0/06915.html

The 5.2.20 update will have 137 patches.
http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/k...0.0/06822.html

The 4.19.78 update will contain 106 patches.
http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/k...0.0/07123.html

The 4.14.148 update will have 68 patches.
http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/k...0.0/07143.html

The 4.9.196 update will include 47 patches.
http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/k...0.0/06662.html

The 4.4.196 kernel update will incorporate 36 patches.
http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/k...0.0/06622.html

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Old 10-06-2019, 06:59 PM   #1658
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4.19.178 is a typo..Thanks
 
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Old 10-06-2019, 07:55 PM   #1659
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Thanks for catching that.

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Old 10-07-2019, 02:19 PM   #1660
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Kernel updates 5.3.5, 5.2.20, 4.19.78, 4.14.148, 4.9.196 and 4.4.196 are now available at

https://www.kernel.org/

The change logs,

https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...hangeLog-5.3.5

https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...angeLog-5.2.20

https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...ngeLog-4.19.78

https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...geLog-4.14.148

https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...ngeLog-4.9.196

https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...ngeLog-4.4.196

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Old 10-07-2019, 02:43 PM   #1661
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5.3.4 is working great on my 2-in-1 so far. 5.3 is the first kernel version to include the required sound driver out of the box - cx2072x codec (audio chip on an Intel Atom/Cherrytrail SoC).

My .config file was based on the .config file I used for my 4.20.4 build, which I yanked from Fedora and modified, as certain other things weren't working with the .config file pulled from Slack's 4.19 kernel on my device - LCD backlight control, battery monitor, on my SoC - that kind of thing.

Also, a screen/backlight flicker issue seems to have gone away. All around, a good upgrade! I'm glad I took some time last night to build it.
 
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Old 10-07-2019, 03:42 PM   #1662
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My x270 is running 5.3.4 right now as well with no adverse effects (except Compton crashing gpu windows in chrome/electron but that's broken in any non 4.19 kernel anyway)

I'm looking forward to the 5.4 release
 
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Old 10-10-2019, 12:51 AM   #1663
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Usually the scripts that are building out of tree modules are identifying the running kernel and the corresponding compiled modules tree in /lib/modules/
In your /lib/modules/5.4.0/ there should be two symlinks available pointing to your actual 5.4.0-rc1 source tree, the build symlink is usually the one that matters. Create/modify them accordingly.
Here's an example for an older kernel compilation:
Code:
ls -al /lib/modules/4.14.79/ | grep -e build -e sour*
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root     29 Sep 27 21:57 build -> /external/linux-4.14.79-source/
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root     29 Sep 27 21:57 source -> /external/linux-4.14.79-source/




Actually patches are beginning to be released now. It appears that in 5.4 there are changes such as

Quote:
Originally Posted by from rglinuxtech
Format of Module.symvers has changed adding extra tab and namespace the symbol is in if any. [1]
Per file build flags now must include the path to the file instead of just the filename. [2]
DRIVER_PRIME flag is dropped as redundant.
 
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Old 10-10-2019, 04:42 AM   #1664
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Another round of updates has been scheduled for release on Saturday morning, GMT.

If no problems are found while testing the release candidates, they might be available late Friday (depending on your time zone).

Please note, kernel version 5.2.20 has been designated EOL (End of Life).

There will be 148 patches in the 5.3.6 kernel update.
http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/k...0.1/02626.html

The 4.19.79 update will have 114 patches.
http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/k...0.1/02899.html

The 4.14.149 update will contain 61 patches.
http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/k...0.1/02819.html

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Old 10-10-2019, 12:30 PM   #1665
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Actually patches are beginning to be released now. It appears that in 5.4 there are changes such as
Thanks for the warning with the further development of the "beloved" Module Versioning. And I thought they'll scrap it for good.
Honestly, I provided the hints with the symlink because you were compiling a development kernel and considered that maybe they forgot to create it in the modules_install make target. I couldn't imagine that they changed the format of Module.symvers ... well, boredom should be catalogued as a psychiatric disorder.
 
  


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