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Offline curaga

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Coming kernel update
« on: January 17, 2012, 05:03:25 AM »
3.0.3 has been a bit lacking in quality in areas we care about, mainly networking (cifs client, r6040 ethernet).

We're tentatively scheduling an update to the latest stable 3.0 for 4.4.


List of changes currently:
- ax25
- kexec
- efficeon agp patch
- r6040 mii patch if not already in the stable update
- isa libata
- xts/gf128


If you'd like to see a change in this update, please post here before 4.3 final is released.
« Last Edit: February 12, 2012, 12:43:14 AM by curaga »
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Re: Coming kernel update
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2012, 05:41:56 AM »
Kexec could be useful - I seem to reboot more often using Tinycore than other systems

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Re: Coming kernel update
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2012, 06:03:54 AM »
3.0.3 has been a bit lacking in quality in areas we care about, mainly networking (cifs client, r6040 ethernet).

We're tentatively scheduling an update to the latest stable 3.0 for 4.4.


List of changes currently:
- ax25
- kexec
- efficeon agp patch
- r6040 mii patch if not already in the stable update


If you'd like to see a change in this update, please post here before 4.3 final is released.

Thank you for mentioning AX.25 I'm really missing it but was busy with other stuff to create a custom kernel.

:)
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Offline curaga

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Re: Coming kernel update
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2012, 06:45:00 AM »
Kexec could be useful - I seem to reboot more often using Tinycore than other systems

Hm, why? Extension updates or something else?
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Re: Coming kernel update
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2012, 08:16:20 AM »
also I do it often, for backup issues (ok, there are other ways, but I'm so okay), to clear the ram (use all the programs in ram), one example? libreoffice :)

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Re: Coming kernel update
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2012, 11:26:01 AM »
Hi curaga!

Yes! A kernel update would mean a lot to me, and I mean A LOT!

Have fun developing TC or is it just C now?,
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Re: Coming kernel update
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2012, 03:47:02 AM »
Kexec could be useful - I seem to reboot more often using Tinycore than other systems

Hm, why? Extension updates or something else?

General tweaking of the system, mostly.
Anyways - any speed increases in any area is always welcome.

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Re: Coming kernel update
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2012, 06:33:25 AM »

We're tentatively scheduling an update to the latest stable 3.0 for 4.4.


Just curious, why 3.0 and not 3.2?
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Re: Coming kernel update
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2012, 06:48:14 AM »
It's a stable update to fix a few issues. We'd still like to keep more radical kernel changes to between major releases.
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Re: Coming kernel update
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2012, 05:40:35 AM »
Added isa libata support. While still experimental, that's not likely to change due to the few users with such hw. Those users can't access their hd at all currently, so enabling it should be the lesser evil.
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Re: Coming kernel update
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2012, 03:50:09 PM »
Is libata fix for older ata hardware?

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Re: Coming kernel update
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2012, 11:54:06 PM »
It's for the hardware so old it can't be driven by the generic driver. I recall one user saying his old Toshiba laptop could not see the ide disk under TC4.
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Re: Coming kernel update
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2012, 05:31:55 PM »
Is kexec reliable now?

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Re: Coming kernel update
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2012, 06:59:20 PM »
If you'd like to see a change in this update, please post here before 4.3 final is released.

I know there was a user specifically requesting carl9170 as the ar9170 driver (Atheros USB WLAN) was removed as of 3.0.

here: http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/topic,11544.msg60997.html#msg60997

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Re: Coming kernel update
« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2012, 08:12:10 AM »
The carl* driver is experimental in 3.0, while the ar* one was stable. Curious they'd remove one before the other is considered good to go.

The general policy is not to enable experimental/possibly buggy drivers, I think it would be best to keep to it here. The ISA ide support above is a bit different situation.
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