Linus has released a couple of 2.6.0-test kernels now... How many KernelTrap readers are actually using it? How stable has it been for you?
(BTW: The brief README-2.6 file is somewhat humorous...)
i tried the test1 and found it fine stability wise, however i do have a couple of gripes:
1. nowhere did i find anything telling me i should be using module-init-tools rather than modutils. i had to spend the extra 10 seconds typing QM_MODULES into google.
2. devfs/devpts weirdness. not really sure what this is about, but devfs doesnt seem to be creating /dev/pts/ttyp?? entries as it should despite my having disabled devpts. reenabling devpts fixed this - the devfs docs in the Documentation dir said to turn it off, go figure...
Documentation/Changes describes the modutils version requirements. Not sure about devpts.
Yai, devfs is now splitted from devpts (or the other way round). Both have to be activated.
up 8 days, 3:57
Its been pretty solid here. (P3, IDE) There have been a couple problems with peripheral support. I needed to patch the 1394 code to get firewire working. I've had a couple kernel oopsen, but nothing that brought down the whole system. At worst a module would oops on load and then unload itself.
BTW, the VM is significantly better than 2.4. Makes running big apps in 128MB quite a bit more comfortable.
Hardware that works: 440BX mb chipset, PIIX4 IDE controller, PIIX4 USB controller, usb_storage (scsi over usb), SB AWE32 (ISA, PnP) (works with kernel PNP only, not isapnptools; ALSA works, OSS didn't), tulip NIC, Firewire IEEE 1394 VIA controller, lmsensors i2c_piix4 & w83781d, tdfx DRM.
Hardware that I havn't tested yet: usbserial/visor, ide cdrom, ide_scsi, floppy, serial 8250, parport
Looking good so far, running on my primary desktop at home.
I have it on my old compaq armada laptop. Dead stable.
However, if I eject and re-insert my pcmcia network card
(generic ne2k thingy) several times (say four or five) it
then starts to think that the card is a memory card and
refuses it install the right modules. Have to reboot it fix it.
Using Debian Woody + mod-init-tools from source.
Hmm, I should be posting this to lkml, but I'm feeling lazy +
I'm playing with this new forum thing :)
Anyone with similar beheavior?
I am currently running 2.6.0-test1 and it is awesome. I haven't had any stability problems and it seems much more responsive. My only gripe is that the nvidia driver that I compiled doesn't automatically load for some reason. I don't know much about the kernel but it worked fine in 2.4.X Now I have to 'modprobe nvidia' before I can start the X server. Other than that (it might even be a nvidia problem) great work!
I have dealing with lots of options on the kernel while compiling the 2.6.0-test3, it's quite stable, though it was painful to get networking, also MozillaFirebird Freezes after trying to type and URL, Gnome dosen't starts (though i'm using a dev version 2.3.5), but so does KDE (3.1.1), only icewm and xpde works well. Some apps sems to don't start but they do after moving a bit the mouse. I don't know if all this stuff is because the changes in bdflush ro pdflush, and other changes with threads...
Anyways, good luck ya'll with those kernels.
I've tried 2.6.0-test[1,4,5,5-mm1,5-mm2], and every time I've hit two major showstoppers:
1. The earlier kernels had FUBARed USB input core support; which meant that when I started the system my mouse would lock up and CPU usage would fly through the roof;
2. swapon -a breaks because of the new swsusp code. Whenever I run swapon -a the computer livelocks. Ugh.
I'm going to try a new -mm or maybe a new -bk to see if these bugs are fixed, becuase I really want to run 2.6.
/me wants money for an Ub5r 3l33t G@M1nG RiG