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Offline curaga

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Kernel config for 7.x
« on: October 12, 2015, 12:55:01 PM »
Again it's time to post if you'd like to see any changes in the official kernel config. This only affects x86 and x64, the ARM ports will do their own thing.

Planned config changes:
- scsi tape support
- virtio_scsi to =y in 64-bit

We're targeting 4.2 currently.

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« Last Edit: October 25, 2015, 02:04:47 AM by curaga »
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Re: Kernel config for 7.x
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2015, 03:16:06 PM »
Nothing specific, please incorporate items that will help keep old hardware alive. For example: parallel ports, serial connections,  old USB, AGP graphics, etc. Unrelated, there was earlier discussion of adding pstree to BusyBox?

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Re: Kernel config for 7.x
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2015, 01:29:20 AM »
No currently existing config items will be removed, or they would be listed in the changes above. Busybox is a separate item, and could be updated for the next 6.x release as well.
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Re: Kernel config for 7.x
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2015, 03:06:51 AM »
Hi Curaga!

I saw somewhere that the new kernel will use any new network improvements derived from BSD (I don't remember exactly) - is it planned? (if true)

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Re: Kernel config for 7.x
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2015, 09:05:18 AM »
I'm not sure what you mean, do you have a link?
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Re: Kernel config for 7.x
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2015, 09:47:19 AM »
Hi Curaga!

Could not find the link... There was something about a new network stack that have been ported from the *BSD family. Maybe it is now the default. Sorry not finding the exactly info.

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Re: Kernel config for 7.x
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2015, 07:47:31 AM »
Busybox is a separate item, and could be updated for the next 6.x release as well.
Busybox with pstree built-in would be nice, thanks.

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Re: Kernel config for 7.x
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2015, 08:04:57 AM »
We're targeting 4.2 currently.

Wouldn't it make more sense to go for 4.1, since 4.1 is a LTS Kernel?

Some links:
https://twitter.com/LinuxLTSI/status/606321352815972354
https://www.kernel.org/

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Re: Kernel config for 7.x
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2015, 12:39:45 PM »
We've usually picked the latest stable each time. The LTS status of each doesn't really impact things, as with the embedded focus we keep the kernel unchanged in a release, barring bigger bugs.

For users looking to run the latest LTS release at any time, it should just work despite being a different version. Very little changes in the base are needed for different kernels.
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Re: Kernel config for 7.x
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2015, 12:44:39 PM »
What changes Core is used to do that differs from the default kernel config available from the kernel.org?

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Re: Kernel config for 7.x
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2015, 01:10:03 PM »
http://repo.tinycorelinux.net/6.x/x86/release/src/kernel

The config differs in every distro, I guess you meant patches? Half are cosmetic, one impacts kernel size, one boot speed, and one enables support for some old graphics cards in Transmeta systems.
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Re: Kernel config for 7.x
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2015, 01:14:12 PM »
What do you mean by "cosmetic"?

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Re: Kernel config for 7.x
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2015, 01:25:47 PM »
The boot logo, and two warnings get downgraded in priority so they don't clutter the console at the default log level.
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Re: Kernel config for 7.x
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2015, 04:42:01 PM »
We're targeting 4.2 currently.

This thread will remain open for three weeks.
We've usually picked the latest stable each time.

4.3 has been released now.

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Re: Kernel config for 7.x
« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2015, 02:10:56 AM »
Yes, but it is too fresh to use for this round. As a small player we have to rely on the larger community to catch things.

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