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Old 07-01-2018, 07:46 PM   #736
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Inspired by this thread, i just compiled and installed 4.17.3.
Everything works as expected, but then again i cant remember the last time i had any real problem with a kernel, even the rcs, that wasnt due to a config error on my part.

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Old 07-01-2018, 08:35 PM   #737
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Inspired by this thread, i just compiled and installed 4.17.3.
Everything works as expected, but then again i cant remember the last time i had any real problem with a kernel, even the rcs, that wasnt due to a config error on my part.
Indeed. I myself am running the same kernel, and with the same results. The only times I run an -rc* kernel is if the series contains some compelling new feature. That hasn't been the case for some time.
 
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Old 07-03-2018, 09:36 AM   #738
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Kernel updates 4.17.4, 4.14.53, 4.9.111, 4.4.139 and 3.18.114 [EOL] are now available at, https://www.kernel.org/

The change logs,

https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...angeLog-4.17.4

https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...ngeLog-4.14.53

https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...ngeLog-4.9.111

https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...ngeLog-4.4.139

https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...geLog-3.18.114


A quick scan of the 4.17.4 change log found several tweaks for AMD GPUs.

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Old 07-03-2018, 02:01 PM   #739
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Interesting ...

Still no ChangeLog-4.4.139 File in here: https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/ either.

Thanks cwizardone ... I guess I'll wait a bit longer

-- kjh
 
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Old 07-06-2018, 01:35 PM   #740
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How to get additional build options added to stock Slackware kernel?

We use Slackware for firewalls/routers as well as server development at my office. We've found it necessary to add a few benign kernel options to the stock kernel that aren't enabled in the default Slackware kernel build. These are extremely helpful for building HA firewalls/gateway.

I know this might be slightly off topic but does anyone know who I might contact to inquire if the kernel package maintainers would be receptive to adding the following options to the Slackware kernel package?

They only increase the vmlinuz image by about 22k and have no noticeable impact on performance.

CONFIG_TCP_MD5SIG=y
CONFIG_NF_CONNTRACK_EVENTS=y
CONFIG_NF_CONNTRACK_TIMEOUT=y
CONFIG_NF_CONNTRACK_TIMESTAMP=y

Thanks in advance,
Wayne
 
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Old 07-06-2018, 03:33 PM   #741
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We use Slackware for firewalls/routers as well as server development at my office. We've found it necessary to add a few benign kernel options to the stock kernel that aren't enabled in the default Slackware kernel build. These are extremely helpful for building HA firewalls/gateway.

I know this might be slightly off topic but does anyone know who I might contact to inquire if the kernel package maintainers would be receptive to adding the following options to the Slackware kernel package?

They only increase the vmlinuz image by about 22k and have no noticeable impact on performance.

CONFIG_TCP_MD5SIG=y
CONFIG_NF_CONNTRACK_EVENTS=y
CONFIG_NF_CONNTRACK_TIMEOUT=y
CONFIG_NF_CONNTRACK_TIMESTAMP=y

Thanks in advance,
Wayne
There is a good chance Pat and the core team will see this post, but you might also want to post this request in the "request for slackware 15 thread" located here https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...-a-4175620463/
 
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Old 07-06-2018, 03:48 PM   #742
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Thank you for the tip Daedra. I'll have a look at that thread and if no one else has suggested those options I'll post there as well.

I should have searched for a "request" forum before posting.

Thank you again.
 
Old 07-06-2018, 05:12 PM   #743
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Thank you for the tip Daedra. I'll have a look at that thread and if no one else has suggested those options I'll post there as well.

I should have searched for a "request" forum before posting.

Thank you again.
Actually, IIRC, Mr. Volkerding does read this thread so he would have seen it here. Please see posts #333 and #719 in this thread.

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Old 07-08-2018, 09:07 AM   #744
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Kernel updates 4.17.5 and 4.14.54 are now available at, https://www.kernel.org/

The change logs,

https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...angeLog-4.17.5

https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...ngeLog-4.14.54


A quick scan of the 4.17.5 change log found several drm/amd tweaks.

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Old 07-08-2018, 09:34 AM   #745
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Thanks as always, cwizardone !

Me and my 4.4.y boxen are starting to feel like red-headed step-children

https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux...stable-rc.git/

-- kjh
 
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Old 07-08-2018, 12:22 PM   #746
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The DUSK-4.17.5 kernel is now available at,

https://dusk.idlemoor.tk/
 
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Old 07-08-2018, 08:04 PM   #747
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4.18-rc-4

The fourth release candidate of the mainline 4.18 series is now available for testing.

The tarball, https://git.kernel.org/torvalds/t/linux-4.18-rc4.tar.gz

Mr. Torvalds' announcement, http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/k...7.1/00206.html

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Old 07-09-2018, 05:10 PM   #748
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Originally Posted by slackwhere View Post
We use Slackware for firewalls/routers as well as server development at my office. We've found it necessary to add a few benign kernel options to the stock kernel that aren't enabled in the default Slackware kernel build. These are extremely helpful for building HA firewalls/gateway.

I know this might be slightly off topic but does anyone know who I might contact to inquire if the kernel package maintainers would be receptive to adding the following options to the Slackware kernel package?

They only increase the vmlinuz image by about 22k and have no noticeable impact on performance.

CONFIG_TCP_MD5SIG=y
CONFIG_NF_CONNTRACK_EVENTS=y
CONFIG_NF_CONNTRACK_TIMEOUT=y
CONFIG_NF_CONNTRACK_TIMESTAMP=y

Thanks in advance,
Wayne

And here you go, from today's change log:

Quote:
Mon Jul 9 20:28:44 UTC 2018
.....k/kernel-source-4.14.54-noarch-1.txz: Upgraded.
IP_FIB_TRIE_STATS n -> y
NETWORK_PHY_TIMESTAMPING n -> y
NET_KEY_MIGRATE n -> y
NF_CONNTRACK_EVENTS n -> y
NF_CONNTRACK_TIMEOUT n -> y
NF_CONNTRACK_TIMESTAMP n -> y
TCP_MD5SIG n -> y
VLAN_8021Q_MVRP n -> y
XFRM_MIGRATE n -> y
+DP83640_PHY m
+MRP m
Thanks to Wayne, aka slackwhere on LQ......

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Old 07-11-2018, 11:09 AM   #749
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Kernel updates 4.17.6, 4.14.55, 4.9.112, 4.4.140 and 3.18.115 [EOL] are now available at, https://www.kernel.org/

The change logs,

https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...angeLog-4.17.6

https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...ngeLog-4.14.55

https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...ngeLog-4.9.112

https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...ngeLog-4.4.140

https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/ker...geLog-3.18.115


A quick scan of the 4.17.6 and 4.14.55 change logs found more than a dozen tweaks of the ext4 file system.

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Old 07-11-2018, 02:13 PM   #750
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Dave's Unofficial Slackbuilt Kernel-4.17.6

The DUSK-4.17.6 kernel is now available at,

https://dusk.idlemoor.tk/

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