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Old 09-09-2018, 10:19 PM   #856
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4.19-rc3

The third release candidate of the mainline 4.19 series is now available for testing.

The tarball, https://git.kernel.org/torvalds/t/linux-4.19-rc3.tar.gz

Mr. Torvalds' announcement,
http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/k...9.1/00373.html

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Old 09-10-2018, 11:19 AM   #857
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I have a suggestion for @55020

How about building a 4.14.x LTS series for Slackware 14.2? I talk of course about the kernel series now shipped by current.

Reason: a better hardware support for Slackware 14.2.
Why can't you just install the 4.14.x packages from -current on 14.2? I've done that plenty of times without ill effect.
 
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Old 09-10-2018, 11:41 AM   #858
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Why can't you just install the 4.14.x packages from -current on 14.2? I've done that plenty of times without ill effect.
Me too....
 
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Old 09-10-2018, 01:26 PM   #859
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Why can't you just install the 4.14.x packages from -current on 14.2? I've done that plenty of times without ill effect.
Because differs the GCC version, installing the packages from -current into 14.2 will make impossible later to build some custom modules. E.g. VMWare modules.
 
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Old 09-10-2018, 05:43 PM   #860
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Because differs the GCC version, installing the packages from -current into 14.2 will make impossible later to build some custom modules. E.g. VMWare modules.
Have you tried this? Because I haven't had issues in the past when I've done this. I was rocking the 4.4.x kernel from -current (during 14.2's development) in my 14.1 install and those GCCs differed (4.8.2 vs 5.3.0) and I was able to build custom modules with virtualbox. I don't remember if I've done this with the 4.14 kernel before Pat changed GCC versions (it's been a while since I've booted up my main box due to moving and I don't remember if I'm running an official -current kernel on my 14.2 box or a custom compiled one).

Unless this is a limitation with VMWare and I've just never ran into issues since I use virtualbox.
 
Old 09-10-2018, 05:58 PM   #861
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Have you tried this?
Yep.

BTW, generally speaking, it is a very bad idea to compile external kernel modules with a different GCC version from the one used for kernel. Can introduce really nasty issues, if that even work.

And no, it is not a VMware limitation, but a pure "sanity check".

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Old 09-10-2018, 06:08 PM   #862
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The nvidia kernel module complains if there's a compiler mismatch, though there's an environment variable that can be set to make it stfu.

I'm not going to set up even more kernel builds to pander to people using proprietary software. My stuff is on Gitlab; Patrick's stuff is on all the mirrors; people can use the freedom they are given to build their own kernels.
 
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Old 09-11-2018, 11:11 AM   #863
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BTW, generally speaking, it is a very bad idea to compile external kernel modules with a different GCC version from the one used for kernel. Can introduce really nasty issues, if that even work.
I hear this all the time but have yet to run into any issues with it in my 15+ years of using Slackware. I've used kernels pulled from -current on quite the last few releases and have never had issues compiling virtualbox kernel modules nor with running virtualbox with those compiled modules.

That was why I asked if you had tried it... because I have (although, not within the last 6 or so months) without any noticeable effects.
 
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Old 09-11-2018, 12:37 PM   #864
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I hear this all the time but have yet to run into any issues with it in my 15+ years of using Slackware. I've used kernels pulled from -current on quite the last few releases and have never had issues compiling virtualbox kernel modules nor with running virtualbox with those compiled modules.

That was why I asked if you had tried it... because I have (although, not within the last 6 or so months) without any noticeable effects.
It hasn't worked for me since -current switched to GCC 8. However, it was fairly painless to build -current's kernels myself on 14.2 to cure this issue.
I have since switched to -current entirely when I upgraded my Ryzen CPU to one with built-in graphics.
 
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Old 09-11-2018, 03:46 PM   #865
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It hasn't worked for me since -current switched to GCC 8.
That's what I was trying to figure out. I know I haven't had issues in the past, but Slackware has switched to a new C++ ABI and switched to GCC8 and I haven't tried it since. So I was wondering if it was just a misunderstanding that it wouldn't compile or if it truly couldn't. Thanks for clearing that up.
 
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Old 09-15-2018, 05:22 AM   #866
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Kernels 4.18.8, 4.14.70, 4.9.127 and 4.4.156 are now available.

Handy Links:
Code:
stable:    4.18.8  Source ChangeLog       2018-09-15
longterm:  4.14.70 Source ChangeLog [CVE] 2018-09-15 ( Slackware 14.2+current )
longterm:  4.9.127 Source ChangeLog [CVE] 2018-09-15
longterm:  4.4.156 Source ChangeLog [CVE] 2018-09-15 ( Slackware 14.2 )
CVE References:

ChangeLog-4.14.70 references CVE-2018-6554 and CVE-2018-6555.

ChangeLog-4.9.127 references CVE-2018-6554 and CVE-2018-6555.

ChangeLog-4.4.156 references CVE-2018-6554 and CVE-2018-6555.

Check for the Latest Updates at www.kernel.org.

Have Fun All'Y'All !

-- kjh
 
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Old 09-15-2018, 08:22 AM   #867
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Dave's Unofficial Slackbuilt Kernel updates for 4.18.8 and 4.4.156 can be found at,

https://dusk.idlemoor.tk/

The 4.18.8 update is running on this box with -current and the Nvidia-396.54.02 driver and.............. so far, so good.
 
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Old 09-16-2018, 04:38 PM   #868
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4.19-rc4

The fourth release candidate of the mainline 4.19 series is now available for testing.

The tarball, https://git.kernel.org/torvalds/t/linux-4.19-rc4.tar.gz

Mr. Torvalds' announcement, http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/k...9.2/00117.html

Surprisingly, the announcement contains an apology from Mr. Torvalds for his past behavior and he goes on to say he is going to take a little time off to reflect upon it (and get some help).

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Old 09-16-2018, 06:31 PM   #869
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4.19-rc4

The fourth release candidate of the mainline 4.19 series is now available for testing.

The tarball, https://git.kernel.org/torvalds/t/linux-4.19-rc4.tar.gz

Mr. Torvalds' announcement, http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/k...9.2/00117.html

Surprisingly, the announcement contains an apology from Mr. Torvalds for his past behavior and he goes on to say he is going to take a little time off to reflect upon it (and get some help).
Hopefully it will be the last rc - then -Current can change to 4.19 LTS
 
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Old 09-16-2018, 07:49 PM   #870
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Hopefully it will be the last rc - then -Current can change to 4.19 LTS
it is possible there may be a delay before 4.19 is adopted by -current, it if proves to be troublesome like 4.14 was early on.
However; I highly doubt there will be any significant delays, since 4.19 doesn't look to be trying to incorporate as many changes in one version as 4.14 did. Many of us here are running 4.17 or 4.18 without any issues.
 
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