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Offline curaga

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Next kernel wishlist
« on: May 27, 2011, 10:37:04 PM »
Post here if you would like to see changes in the next config. If you have already posted during the 3.x cycle and I have noticed it (posted saying so ;)), no need to repeat here.
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Re: Next kernel wishlist
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2011, 01:48:31 AM »
It would be good to set this one for avahi zeroconf support:
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# CONFIG_IP_MULTICAST is not set

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Re: Next kernel wishlist
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2011, 04:39:41 AM »
@SamK: Why not put that in a script? I don't see how there's a general need, beep is not a standard cli command really.

@Juanito: that one was already in the other list
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Re: Next kernel wishlist
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2011, 07:23:43 AM »
LXC support.
A lightweight system to launch linux containers would be good.

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Re: Next kernel wishlist
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2011, 01:51:46 AM »
Beep discussion split.
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Re: Next kernel wishlist
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2011, 04:04:26 AM »
My #1 desire: Successful resume from suspend.

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Re: Next kernel wishlist
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2011, 04:48:45 AM »
One of the key benefits of new Fedora 15 is its advanced power managment, see:

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/PowerManagementF15

We had a discusson a while ago regarding PowerTOP:

http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php?topic=2984.0

I do not know, how current Kernel options are related to power management and PowerTOP. It is an important point.
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Re: Next kernel wishlist
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2011, 04:54:59 AM »
The timer stats will be available in a separate debug kernel, but not the main one, for reasons lined in that topic.
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Re: Next kernel wishlist
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2011, 04:03:25 PM »
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# CONFIG_MINIX_FS is not set
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This option will enlarge your kernel by about 28 KB.
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To compile this file system support as a module, choose M here: the module will be called minix.

Lack of minixfs support is the only reason for me to still use any other Linux system at times, in order to access data I had prior to switching to TC on floppies and loop files on vfat file systems.
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Re: Next kernel wishlist
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2011, 05:47:56 AM »
I can not secure erase my SSD, as in https://ata.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/ATA_Secure_Erase

because I want to restore max speed on my SDD, by issuing a SATA secure erase command (busybox hdparam has not this command). And I find that even with the hdparm 9.36 I must recompile the kernel as a parameter such CONFIG_TASK_IO_CTRL is not activated...

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Re: Next kernel wishlist
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2011, 05:56:11 AM »
not a config request but what version of kernel are we moving to?

or are we  recomplile existing?

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Re: Next kernel wishlist
« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2011, 08:30:14 AM »
Ack on lxc and minixfs. Do you need minix partitioning as well, or is the fs enough?

@nick65go, that was mentioned earlier, will include that as well.

@aus9: looking at 3.0.
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Re: Next kernel wishlist
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2011, 01:20:45 PM »
Ack on lxc and minixfs. Do you need minix partitioning as well, or is the fs enough?

While searching config options for "minix" I saw that option about subpartitions but couldn't really understand what exactly it would do.
Perhaps though, once minix would be included, it should be considered if the option would be of any need or benefit for anyone in general - in proportion to its "cost".

Also it might be considered to have a separate extension for minixfs if it would be deemed enough of an advantage to keep filesystems*.tcz smaller, depending on final difference in size it would account for.
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Re: Next kernel wishlist
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2011, 10:53:52 PM »
AFAIK it's a different partition setup compared to MBR or GPT, that is, if you have a hard disk made with minix fdisk (or whatever app they use). Floppies and direct loops shouldn't need it.
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Re: Next kernel wishlist
« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2011, 05:48:29 AM »
I would like to see a kernel which identifies all drives as sda, sdb, sdc, sdd, and not hda, hdb, hdc.

I have been working on an installer.

http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php?topic=9827.0

Having all drives starting with an s, would make is simpler.
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