Greg Kroah-Hartman released version 006 of udev for the 2.6 kernel [forum], an "implementation of devfs in userspace using sysfs and /sbin/hotplug." Greg offers a lengthy list of major changes since version 005 was released [story] noting, "many, many thanks to Kay Sievers, for this release, for implementing many of the new features. I really appreciate it."
This latest release of udev includes among the many changes: rules are applied in the proper priority instead of simply the order they show up in the configuration file; partitions work properly for all types of rules, not just the LABEL rule type; subdirectories within /udev are handled properly; performs better parsing to better handle broken files; and includes a new
test directory with the beginnings of a regression test suite. Read on for the full announcement and the lengthy changelog.
2.4 stable kernel maintainer Marcelo Tosatti released 2.4.23-rc2 summarizing, "important netfilter fixes, several ACPI fixes, few driver corrections (tulip, tg3, megaraid2), amongst others." He went add to add, "if no problems shows up this should become final in a few days."
Read on for the complete changelog.
This is probably super-basic, but this is my first "testing" kernel... I usually go after the precompiled packages, but I like 2.6 too much to wait. Anyway, I upgraded from the stock Fedora Core1 2.4 kernel which loads ext3 as a module. If I try that in 2.6 I get a kernel panic, so I built it into the kernel and everything is happy. During boot, however, the kernel still tries to load ext3.o as a module and yells at me. Along the same line, I can't get evdev to load early enough in the boot to let my synaptics touchpad load in time to allow a GUI startup screen...
Upcoming 2.6 stable kernel [forum] maintainer Andrew Morton [interview] has released 2.6.0-test9-mm4. He notes that this release includes fixes for patches that are currently only in the -mm tree [story]. Also, as 2.6.0-test is currently in a freeze due to the approaching official 2.6.0 release, Andrew notes that his -mm tree has begun to collect "minor fixes which we'll queue for post-2.6.0".
A patch added in 2.6.0-test9-mm3 revealed interactivity issues which have most likely been fixed in this latest release. Andrew explains, "The interactivity problems which the ACPI PM timer patch showed up should be fixed here - please sing out if not.". Read on for the complete changelog.
Hi, i was using ipv6 in my kernel and everything was going ok until i decided to run a dhcp server. to run dhcpd I have to have CONFIG_FILTER=y in the kernel. so I recompiled the kernel with this option and the modules ipsec and ipv6 can't load.
# modprobe ipv6
/lib/modules/2.4.20-gentoo-r8/kernel/net/ipv6/ipv6.o: unresolved symbol sk_run_filter
# depmod -a
depmod: *** Unresolved symbols in /lib/modules/2.4.20-gentoo-r8/kernel/net/ipsec/ipsec.o
Has anyone else noticed that on 2.6.test9 NIS no longer works?
Though NIS is started on boot up it appears not to be running when you get to a log in prompt.
Running NIS manually as root seems to bring it up. Using an NIS service (e.g. logging in if ypbind is NIS'd) will then hang.
On my set up the services file is NIS'd too (as per /etc/nsswitch) hence this bug causes loss of connectivity (Remote sessions cant connect to the local X server, connection refused - no protocol).
I have recently released v19a of my CPU scheduler for Linus and mm kernels. Hosted by kerneltrap here http://www.kerneltrap.org/~npiggin/v19a/. This release contains the first interactivity patches for some time, as I have been busy looking at improving NUMA and SMP balancing in previous releases.
The interactivity work includes microsecond accounting for priority calculation as well as timeslices, improved dynamic priority responsiveness for preempted tasks, and improved fairness when the CPU starts running after becoming idle.
These are quite big changes, and I would like to hear any feedback from my small band of users, or if you are just interested in discussing any aspects please do so here or email me personally. Thank you!
Andrew Morton [interview] released 2.6.0-test9-mm3 saying, "Various new fixes; generally uncritical ones." He did point out a couple areas needing additional testing, "Significant changes to the AIO and direct-io code. This needs beating on; hopefully we're now close to a solution to the fairly complex problems in there. Several ext2 and ext3 allocator fixes. These need serious testing on big SMP."
Andrew, the 2.6 kernel maintainer, also points out that any code aimed for 2.6.0 inclusion should be first tested in -mm3. Read on for the full changelog.
Bernhard Rosenkraenzer released 2.4.23-rc1-pac1, synchronizing his tree with 2.4.23-rc1 [story], fixing the compilation of the VIA DRI driver, and merging the recently released Forcedeth driver for nvnet ethernet chips.
Nick Piggin [interview] released version 18 of his scheduler patch today saying, "Nothing exciting for desktop users. High end performance is now starting to get better. Has an (unimportant) accounting fix that shouldn't really be here, but doesn't look like it will get in before 2.6.0." He goes on to add, "Volanomark looks much better than mainline."
Hello i have problems with my USB 2.0 HDD on 2.6.0-tes9 kernel. I have a Q-tec device with maxtor 80 GB disk and two partitions on it.
When i mount partitions on it there are no any error messages, but after some time i can't read any information from mounted patitions. And error messages are similar to that:
Nov 7 22:24:46 andza kernel: sdb: assuming drive cache: write through
Nov 7 22:24:46 andza kernel: sdb1 sdb2
i am trying to compile a patched 2.4.23-pre9 kernel for my nx9005 laptop.
unfortunately i get this error when doing 'make bzImage':
make CFLAGS="-D__KERNEL__ -I/root/kernels/linux-2.4.22/include -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -Wno-trigraphs -O2 -fno-strict-aliasing -fno-common -fomit-frame-pointer -pipe -mpreferred-stack-boundary=2 -march=athlon " -C arch/i386/kernel
make: Entering directory `/root/kernels/linux-2.4.22/arch/i386/kernel'
I'll keep this short:
Kernel 2.6.0-test9 blocks suddenly in one odd situation:
- when running LDAP !!!!!!!
This happened to me 3 times today and I begin to think it's something related to the ide driver.
The only error I could see was something about interrupts.
I don't have the output because at the moment I was only furious on my LDAP panicing the kernel :)
I tried to reproduce this but no results yet. I'll keep trying although.