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  • pipe13
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    You're a brave man, Muncrief.

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  • muncrief
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    Originally posted by Beherit View Post

    That´s why you should never use alpha/beta/release candidate software on critical or production systems. And certainly not kernels and filesystems.
    Oh, that's no problem. I back up my OS before beta installations, and all my data is backed up every 15 minutes. I just didn't want to try 5.8 again until a solution was known because I'd rather not restore everything unless I had to. I enjoy trying new kernels though, and helping with bugs from time to time, but know that every once in awhile a beta kernel is going to bite you

    In fact I'm going to make sure the maintainer for the Arch linux-mainline package knows about this. I actually compiled 5.8 before the official package was out, so hopefully my experience will help others avoid potential problems.

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  • muncrief
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    Originally posted by Space Heater View Post

    The fix for that is in the second round of ext4 updates. They were posted before rc1, but Linus hasn't pulled it yet.

    You can get the fix by applying this commit.
    Awesome! Thanks so much for the information. I used the patch and all is well

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  • Beherit
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    Originally posted by muncrief View Post
    And I can't afford to risk my system by running 5.8 again to find out what they were.
    That´s why you should never use alpha/beta/release candidate software on critical or production systems. And certainly not kernels and filesystems.

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  • Space Heater
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    Originally posted by muncrief View Post
    Yikes! I just tried 5.8-rc1 and dmesg began outputting an endless stream of errors with register dumps. All I saw was that it had to do with ext4 and threads so I immediately rebooted and ran disk and system checks, and thankfully everything looks fine.
    The fix for that is in the second round of ext4 updates. They were posted before rc1, but Linus hasn't pulled it yet.

    You can get the fix by applying this commit.

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  • muncrief
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    Yikes! I just tried 5.8-rc1 and dmesg began outputting an endless stream of errors with register dumps. All I saw was that it had to do with ext4 and threads so I immediately rebooted and ran disk and system checks, and thankfully everything looks fine.

    The problem is that now I can't find any logs of the errors, but it may be because I rebooted a few times and they were erased. In any case, be forewarned. At least for me there was a major ext4 problem. And I can't afford to risk my system by running 5.8 again to find out what they were.

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  • Linux 5.8-rc1 Arrives As One Of The Biggest Releases Of All Time

    Phoronix: Linux 5.8-rc1 Arrives As One Of The Biggest Releases Of All Time

    Linus Torvalds just released the Linux 5.8-rc1 test build as what he describes as one of the biggest releases of all time...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...8-rc1-Released
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