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Old 02-07-2017, 01:04 PM   #61
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I use the huge kernel on a good chunk of my computers, however, on my desktop, because I use UUIDs in my lilo.conf and fstab (I changed drives frequently on it since it also acts as a media server), I have to use an initrd, so I switched to the generic kernel.

Personally, I don't go through the minor hassle of using the generic kernel for little to no perceived benefit unless it's required (like using UUIDs in your lilo or if you were to encrypt or use lvm).
 
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Old 02-07-2017, 02:42 PM   #62
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I did some testing here. For me, the huge kernel boots about 3 to 4 seconds (not significantly) faster than the generic kernel. Considering that, I decided not to get into the hassle of initrd construction after kernel upgrades
<<snip>>
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I noticed the same thing on my Skylake I7 on the 4.4.x Kernels and considering the recent churn in Kernel releases, I rarely bother with GENERIC and an initrd anymore ... once in a while to check that GENERIC + initrd still works but I usually run HUGE

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Old 02-09-2017, 04:18 AM   #63
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I have to run an initrd because I like to use LVM, but I make a point of building ext4 into my kernels so that I don't have to worry about modules in the initrd.

Anyway,

Gentlemen! Start your compilers....
v4.9.9 and v.4.4.48 are out.

Though 4.10.0 isn't far off by the look of things...
 
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Old 02-09-2017, 10:49 AM   #64
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GazL said:
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Gentlemen! Start your compilers....
v4.9.9 and v.4.4.48 are out.
Wow !

Five days on 4.4.47 ... that 'feels' like a record for recent 4.4.x Kernel Longevity

-- kjh
 
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Old 02-09-2017, 11:18 AM   #65
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Gentlemen! Start your compilers....
v4.9.9 and v.4.4.48 are out...
Barely had time to compile and savor 4.9.8, 4.9.9 is a cool number though
 
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Old 02-09-2017, 12:59 PM   #66
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Barely had time to compile and savor 4.9.8, 4.9.9 is a cool number though
Yeah, it's a shame Linus isn't going to call what will be 4.10, 5.0.0 instead. That would have worked out really nicely this time.
 
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Old 02-12-2017, 09:11 PM   #67
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The 4.10-rc8 kernel is available for testing.

https://www.kernel.org/

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Old 02-14-2017, 03:41 PM   #68
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Patch for Nvidia R340 for kernel 4.9.x

Now running kernel 4.9.9. Use the following patch if you are using Nvidia's legacy proprietary R304 or R340 drivers/modules.
Filename: patch_nv1
Code:
--- kernel/nv-drm.c	2016-12-15 12:41:26.000000000 +0100
+++ kernel/nv-drm.c	2016-12-15 12:58:48.000000000 +0100
@@ -115,7 +115,11 @@
 };
 
 static struct drm_driver nv_drm_driver = {
+#if LINUX_VERSION_CODE >= KERNEL_VERSION(4, 9, 0)
+    .driver_features = DRIVER_GEM | DRIVER_PRIME | DRIVER_LEGACY,
+#else
     .driver_features = DRIVER_GEM | DRIVER_PRIME,
+#endif
     .load = nv_drm_load,
     .unload = nv_drm_unload,
     .fops = &nv_drm_fops,
Apply the patch to the .run file with:
Code:
./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-340.102.run --apply-patch patch_nv1
https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/t...d-with-patch-/

It's also possible to only build and install the kernel modules, useful when testing new kernels:
Code:
./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-340.102.run -K -k <kernel-version>
Attached Files
File Type: txt patch_nv1.txt (464 Bytes, 5 views)

Last edited by mats_b_tegner; 02-26-2017 at 02:32 PM. Reason: Patch also needed for Nvidia R304 drivers
 
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Old 02-14-2017, 06:59 PM   #69
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4.4.49/4.9.10 just hit stable.git.
 
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Old 02-15-2017, 03:23 AM   #70
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But nine hours later they still haven't hit the kernel.org rss
 
Old 02-15-2017, 11:04 AM   #71
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Kernels 4.4.49 and 4.9.10

Kernels 4.4.49 and 4.9.10 are finally available on https://www.kernel.org/
https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...-4.4.49.tar.xz
https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...angeLog-4.4.49
https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...-4.9.10.tar.xz
https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...angeLog-4.9.10

Fixes
CVE 2016-8636
CVE-2017-2618

Kernel 4.9.10 seems to build fine using make oldconfig, etc...

Last edited by mats_b_tegner; 02-15-2017 at 02:47 PM. Reason: Edited links
 
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Old 02-15-2017, 11:09 AM   #72
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Thanks mats_b_tegner

The Source is downloading now ...

No ChangeLog yet.

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Not Found
The requested URL /pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/ChangeLog-4.4.49 was not found on this server.
 
Old 02-15-2017, 11:11 AM   #73
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Thanks mats_b_tegner

The Source is downloading now ...

No ChangeLog yet.

-- kjh
The ChangeLogs should be up now...
 
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Old 02-15-2017, 11:20 AM   #74
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Yep, the 4.9.10 ChangeLog is there now but 4.4.49 is not yet there ...

Will try later.

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Old 02-15-2017, 11:37 AM   #75
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Yep, the 4.9.10 ChangeLog is there now but 4.4.49 is not yet there ...

Will try later.

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I've edited the links to the sources and ChangeLogs. The links on www.kernel.org seems a bit wonky...

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