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    Phoronix: Linux 4.2-rc7 Kernel Released

    The Linux 4.2-rc7 kernel is now available, but it's undecided yet if Linux 4.2 will be officially released next week...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...2-rc7-Released

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    I cannot help but agree with Torvalds there -- 4.2 is not quite there yet. Personally, I've been getting random complete deadlocks/hangups with 4.2 that completely disappear when running 3.19.8. Can't wait for 4.2 to be stable though, I have seen it perform really well when it's not randomly seizing up for me.

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    • #3
      yes please god make sure the assembly rewrites are solid

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      • #4
        Originally posted by F1esDgSdUTYpm0iy View Post
        I cannot help but agree with Torvalds there -- 4.2 is not quite there yet. Personally, I've been getting random complete deadlocks/hangups with 4.2 that completely disappear when running 3.19.8. Can't wait for 4.2 to be stable though, I have seen it perform really well when it's not randomly seizing up for me.
        Which leaves the question, is there a bug report about it? Or die you think someone will be fixing anyway.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by _ONH_ View Post
          Which leaves the question, is there a bug report about it? Or die you think someone will be fixing anyway.
          The issue is -- It is quite challenging to pin down the exact problem. It seems quite random in nature; for hours and hours on end it will be fine and then, other times, it will seize up twice in 15 minutes. I am getting the impression it is somehow related to background disk activity but even then, it is very hard to pin down. I have no guaranteed way to trigger the problem at the moment. So, basically, I am indeed hoping someone with more precise datapoints will be able to provide more accurate bug reports.

          Given the fact Linus himself is already somewhat apprehensive about 4.2's release, I would assume those bug reports already exist. Otherwise he would not be making it a point to specifically mention the ASM changes being a possible release blocker.

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