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    Phoronix: Linux 3.6-rc1 Kernel Released, Many New Features

    The first release candidate of the Linux 3.6 kernel is now available and she's packing many changes...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTE1MzA

  • #2
    Any news on what version Ubuntu will use for 12.10? I know the current alpha is still on 3.5, but they said months ago that they wanted to leave the option to use 3.6 by default open. When will that decsion be made?

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    • #3
      Does that kernel boot for somebody? With efi stub/gummiboot or efi grub 2 it does not seem to boot. Only black screen. Kernel 3.5 has got no rdev support but boots that way. I did not try rdev because it did not boot at all...

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      • #4
        seeing as they are still in alpha it would be pretty stupid of them not to switch to 3.6, mageia will be releasing their first alpha in about a month and that's the one I have high hopes for.

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        • #5
          Don't forget the new hybrid suspend feature. From h-online:

          "The kernel developers have also added a "suspend to both" feature that makes hybrid standby possible. This feature allows memory contents to be buffered in RAM and on a system's storage device while the system is sleeping. Normally, the computer will then use the data in memory and resume just like it normally would from Suspend to RAM; in case of a power cut, however, the system will retrieve the previous RAM contents from the drive as it would do when resuming from Suspend to Disk. This allows users to always find their working environment as it was before the system went to sleep even if, for instance, the notebook battery had lost all of its power in the interim."

          That's gonna change my life.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by fireboot View Post
            Don't forget the new hybrid suspend feature.
            This is great news. Waiting for the battery to die before trying to save memory to the hard drive always seemed like a less-than-optimal design decision

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            • #7
              Originally posted by fireboot View Post
              Don't forget the new hybrid suspend feature. From h-online:

              "The kernel developers have also added a "suspend to both" feature that makes hybrid standby possible. This feature allows memory contents to be buffered in RAM and on a system's storage device while the system is sleeping. Normally, the computer will then use the data in memory and resume just like it normally would from Suspend to RAM; in case of a power cut, however, the system will retrieve the previous RAM contents from the drive as it would do when resuming from Suspend to Disk. This allows users to always find their working environment as it was before the system went to sleep – even if, for instance, the notebook battery had lost all of its power in the interim."

              That's gonna change my life.
              Was already done in userspace for years, but good to have it in kernel now.

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              • #8
                What happened to 3.5
                http://kernel.org/

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                • #9
                  Runs fine so far, no obvious big bugs. Radeon HD 6550M seems to be a bit warmer on low/mod power profile but that could just be the room temperature...
                  The freeware Trackmania seems to run a little bit slower but not really much.

                  But the most interesting question: Is everything needed for prime/dmabuf (gpu offloading and output slaves) in 3.6?

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                  • #10
                    Atoms?

                    What about the Intel Atoms N-series? Will this kernel finally works with them?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Kano View Post
                      Does that kernel boot for somebody? With efi stub/gummiboot or efi grub 2 it does not seem to boot. Only black screen. Kernel 3.5 has got no rdev support but boots that way. I did not try rdev because it did not boot at all...
                      There were people in the Arch forums that reported the same issue. You are not alone.

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                      • #12
                        xen

                        I can't even boot the kernel .. kernel panic in xennet_poll.

                        i was trying to use it because i think they've added tcp small queues now?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Kano View Post
                          Does that kernel boot for somebody? With efi stub/gummiboot or efi grub 2 it does not seem to boot. Only black screen. Kernel 3.5 has got no rdev support but boots that way. I did not try rdev because it did not boot at all...
                          It does work for me with refind, i haven't tried grub2 yet. Just when i try to boot it directly, i.e. without refind, gummiboot or grub2, it doesn't work. 3.5 works though.

                          There are others which have problems too: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=146386

                          Regards,

                          Robert

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