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    Phoronix: Linux 2.6.37-rc8 Kernel Ends Out The Year

    For those hoping Linux 2.6.37-rc7 was the last release candidate of the Linux 2.6.37 kernel before going gold, it's not. Linus this evening decided to go ahead and make a Linux 2.6.37-rc8 release...

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    I've been using .37 for a couple of weeks now. I haven't really noticed any major performance/responsiveness improvements. I immediately looked for the rest of the desktop responsiveness stuff that partially made it into .36. I've also been compiling without BKL, but nothing feels too different. (My webcam -- v4l -- still works though so maybe I did something wrong). I'm using a AMD Phenom II X4 965 though, so maybe I need to test on a slower computer.

    On the downside I still have problems with r8169 after suspends/resumes and reboots. Also, still have problems with the screen coming back after resume (radeon) - need to play around with ctrl+alt+f1 -> ctrl+alt+f7 to get it back. Sometimes it doesn't come back at all (mouse/keyboard lights are also dead in this case).

    I was also hoping to see some refinement of vgaswitcheroo, but still have problems when the other card is powered off, and with the backlights.


    • #3
      Have you reported any of these bugs upstream?