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    Phoronix: Linux 2.6.30 Kernel Released

    Just as planned, Linus Torvalds has released the Linux 2.6.30 kernel. Linux 2.6.30 introduces the NILFS2 file-system, new and updated drivers, support for the Microblaze CPU architecture, and many other changes...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=NzMxNg

  • #2
    For all interested, h-online.com has a great overview about the changes and features of the new Linux kernel.
    http://www.h-online.com/open/Fine-tu...eatures/113478

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    • #3
      I use AMD Catalyst

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      • #4
        Are there any patches for Catalyst 9.5 to make it compatible for 2.6.30?
        Do i need to compile 2.6.30 with any specific option?

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        • #5
          Yep. And also a bug correction about latency in I/O scheduler concerning only amd64 builds.

          The bug is not completely corrected, but things seems to be far better then they were with previous kernel releases.

          Here's a link to the post in gentoo forums :
          http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t...ighlight-.html

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          • #6
            It is possible to patch fglrx for 2.6.30, when you look at this board you find it Minimal requirement as kernel patch is:
            Code:
            diff --git a/arch/x86/mm/tlb.c b/arch/x86/mm/tlb.c
            index 61ddfa0..3d26c0b 100644
            --- a/arch/x86/mm/tlb.c
            +++ b/arch/x86/mm/tlb.c
            @@ -279,6 +279,7 @@ void flush_tlb_page(struct vm_area_struct *vma, unsigned long va)
            
                    preempt_enable();
             }
            +EXPORT_SYMBOL(flush_tlb_page);
            
             static void do_flush_tlb_all(void *info)
             {
            otherwise you will be out of luck as that symbol is used in the binary part. If somebody has got a better idea then let me know.

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            • #7
              I've just downloaded and compiled 2.6.30 on my main pc.
              Apparently it doesn't like it much though - kernel panic can't mount FS on /dev/sda2.

              Booting back in 2.6.29 using the same grub settings works fine though.. But only had 5 minutes to investigate so far
              Last edited by henricbl; 06-10-2009, 09:48 AM.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by henricbl View Post
                I've just downloaded and compiled 2.6.30 on my main pc.
                Apparently it doesn't like it much though - kernel panic can't mount FS on /dev/sda2.

                Booting back in 2.6.29 using the same grub settings works fine though.. But only had 5 minutes to investigate so far
                You're likely to have missed including a filesystem or sata driver or something when going through the kernel config.

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                • #9
                  You usually don't go through the kernel config at all. You simply clone the current config:

                  zcat /proc/config.gz > .config
                  make oldconfig
                  make -j4
                  make install_modules
                  make install

                  And that's it.

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                  • #10
                    Mirv, RealNC:
                    Yep that's what I did. I copied my current .config in to the 2.6.30 folder

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