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Kernel 3.7.8 for ROSA 2012.0 / 2012.1 & Mdv 2010 / 2011

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Kernel 3.7.8 for ROSA MARATHON 2012, ROSA Desktop.Fresh 2012 (2012.1) and Mandriva 2010, MDV2011.0
Build in progress, the rpms would be available soon...
- all nrj flavours use BFQ v6 (disk I/O) enabled by default
- all nrj laptop flavours since now use the full preemption

http://www.chimerarevo.com/kernel-linux ... -tcp-ipv6/

This is the final release of kernel 3.7.8-1, this time is prepared with a new improved source model, called NRJ V4,
for this 3.7.8 version now we have built only 3 flavours: nrj-desktop, nrj-realtime, nrj-laptop, nrj-netbook

I tested it in my Fresh 2012 x64 and for me is ok, but now you too can start your testing and send your feedback.
Kernel 3.7 - General features
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/ ... 65794.html

Kernel 3.7.8 - Announce
http://lwn.net/Articles/538203/
All users of the 3.7 kernel series must upgrade.
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Kernel 3.7.8 by MIB
This is prepared like the official one used for ROSA Desktop.Fresh 2012
this version is the prepared by MIB for Mandriva and ROSA development

Since October you could find some differences and news also in this mainline serie,
the reason it that we are in full development mode for ROSA 2012.1:
from version 3.5.6 we will release two new flavours and also their 32bit pae versions
  • kernel-nrj-laptop > It's optimized for laptop PCs, with a particular attention for cpu cooling and the battery lasting
  • kernel-nrj-realtime > It's optimized to have the lowest latency and so it's better for realtime apps like jackd, ecc...


Changelog
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/ ... eLog-3.7.8

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%changelog

* Sat Feb 16 2013 Nicolo' Costanza <abitrules@yahoo.it> 3.7.8-1
+ update to 3.7.8 stable (69 fixes all over)
- update AUFS3 to 3.7 20130215
- specific for nrjQL addons:
- update tuxonice 3.7.8 20130215
- updated scripts:
- all nrj flavours use BFQ v6 (disk I/O) enabled by default
- all nrj laptop flavours since now use the full preemption 
- ---------------------------------------------------------------------
- Kernel 3.7 for mdv 2010.2, 2011.0, cooker, rosa.lts2012.0, rosa2012.1
- MIB (Mandriva International Backports) - http://mib.pianetalinux.org/
- The rel -1 (mainline serie), with official kernel sources and addons,
- instead (-69) will be used for development and experimental flavours,
- Yin & Yang (69) release - a very complete but experimental flavours...
- ---------------------------------------------------------------------

* Wed Feb 13 2013 Nicolo' Costanza <abitrules@yahoo.it> 3.7.7-1.1
- Virtual package for new nrj kernel for properly install and updates.
+ update to 3.7.7 stable (34 fixes all over)
- update AUFS3 to 3.7 20130212
- specific for nrjQL addons:
- update BFQ v6 I-O-sched for-3.7
- update tuxonice 3.7.7 20130212
- remove microcode from "requires", now it's in "suggests"
- ---------------------------------------------------------------------
- Kernel 3.7 for mdv 2010.2, 2011.0, cooker, rosa.lts2012.0, rosa2012.1
- MIB (Mandriva International Backports) - http://mib.pianetalinux.org/
- The rel -1 (mainline serie), with official kernel sources and addons,
- instead (-69) will be used for development and experimental flavours,
- Yin & Yang (69) release - a very complete but experimental flavours...
- ---------------------------------------------------------------------

* Mon Feb 04 2013 Nicolo' Costanza <abitrules@yahoo.it> 3.7.6-1.1
- Virtual package for new nrj kernel for properly install and updates.
+ update to 3.7.6 stable (101 fixes all over)
- add "# CONFIG_NETFILTER_XT_TARGET_NOTRACK is not set" to defconfigs
- ---------------------------------------------------------------------
- Kernel 3.7 for mdv 2010.2, 2011.0, cooker, rosa.lts2012.0, rosa2012.1
- MIB (Mandriva International Backports) - http://mib.pianetalinux.org/
- The rel -1 (mainline serie), with official kernel sources and addons,
- instead (-69) will be used for development and experimental flavours,
- Yin & Yang (69) release - a very complete but experimental flavours...
- ---------------------------------------------------------------------

* Sat Feb 02 2013 Nicolo' Costanza <abitrules@yahoo.it> 3.7.5-1.1
- Virtual package for new nrj kernel for properly install and updates.
+ update to 3.7.5 stable
- drop two staging patches
- ---------------------------------------------------------------------
- Kernel 3.7 for mdv 2010.2, 2011.0, cooker, rosa.lts2012.0, rosa2012.1
- MIB (Mandriva International Backports) - http://mib.pianetalinux.org/
- This is -1 (mainline serie), with official kernel sources and addons,
- instead (-69) will be used for development and experimental flavours
- Yin & Yang (69) release - a very complete but experimental flavours...
- ---------------------------------------------------------------------

* Sat Feb 02 2013 Nicolo' Costanza <abitrules@yahoo.it> 3.7.1-1.1
- Virtual package for new nrj kernel for properly install and updates.
+ update to 3.7.1 stable
- update kernel.spec to be complaint with new V4 nrj/nrjQL model 
- update all scripts to be complaint with new V4 nrj/nrjQL model
- merged defconfigs for nrj & nrjQL, source folders and contents have been unified
- merged all changelogs, as now nrj and nrjQL will be developed in perfect sync
- applied all ROSA customizations of defconfigs as requested by Alexander Burmashev
- update AUFS3 to 3.7 20130128
- update 4200_fbcondecor-0.9.6
- add 08-18-brcmsmac-Add-support-for-writing-debug-messages-to-the-trace-buffer.patch
- specific for nrjQL addons:
- update BFQ v5r1 I-O-sched for-3.7
- update ck1 3.7 and bfs426-427
- update tuxonice 3.7.5 20130128
- update uksm 0.1.2.2 for v3.7.ge.1
- ---------------------------------------------------------------------
- Kernel 3.7 for mdv 2010.2, 2011.0, cooker, rosa.lts2012.0, rosa2012.1
- MIB (Mandriva International Backports) - http://mib.pianetalinux.org/
- This is -1 (mainline serie), with official kernel sources and addons,
- instead (-69) will be used for development and experimental flavours
- Yin & Yang (69) release - a very complete but experimental flavours...
- ---------------------------------------------------------------------

* Fri Jan 25 2013 Nicolo' Costanza <abitrules@yahoo.it> 3.7.1-0.1
- Virtual package for new nrj kernel for properly install and updates.
+ update to 3.7.1 stable
- update script with nrj module v.3.1
- update .spec filelists
- update/sync defconfigs
- fix zram oops (upstream)
- add perf bash_completion
- add 3.7 buildfixes for alx, IFWLOG, mach64, ndiswrapper
- rediff disable-mrproper patch
- restore patch preferring ata over ide drivers
- drop compress modules at install time patch
  (obsolete as we compress them at rpm build time)
- ---------------------------------------------------------------------
- Kernel 3.7 for mdv 2010.2, 2011.0, cooker, rosa.lts2012.0, rosa2012.1
- MIB (Mandriva International Backports) - http://mib.pianetalinux.org/
- This is -1 (mainline serie), with official kernel sources and addons,
- instead (-69) will be used for development and experimental flavours
- Yin & Yang (69) release - a very complete but experimental flavours...
- ---------------------------------------------------------------------
Builds
RPMS for MDV2011, RM2012 and ROSA 2012.1 are built by ABF, RPMS for MDV2010 are built in personal VM 2010.2

Testing status:
in Mandriva 2010.2 and ROSA 2012.1, x64 and x32, it install, works and performs nice

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utente ~ $ uname -a && cat /etc/product.id
Linux localhost.localdomain 3.7.8-nrj-desktop-1mib #1 SMP PREEMPT Sat Feb 16 15:44:52 CEST 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
vendor=Mandriva,distribution=Mandriva Linux,type=Basic,version=2010.2,branch=Official,release=1,arch=x86_64,product=Powerpack
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DOWNLOAD:
ImageIMPORTANT, READ!
  • New path of the Kernel folders for Mandriva and ROSA
    General INFO about the new kernel paths and also about the new proprietary kernel drivers
  • Before downloading and installing any kernel 3.7.8 flavour, you need to install the Required microcode firmware!
    Microcode firmwares for cpu AMD / INTEL updates
    With the proper cpu microcode enabled you can obtain a more reliability of you system, especially indespensable in server area, so when your cpu has a defect, kernel will found the best work-around to avoid slowdowns, or dangerous oops that could harm till to freeze your OS...
  • Notice for the users of MDV 2011!
    ABF build for 2011 is broken nowdays, when and if the 2011 build side will be fixed you'll find again the rpms.
    Some problems could still occour in Mandriva 2011 by dracut remaining problems with installation and update
    these problems if / when happen are not our fault, because aren't related to the kernel contents or packaging...
    Once I succeeded to solve this ugly problem, installing the "dracut" version from RM2012 repositories into 2011
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ROSA 2012.1 (rosa-devel) - 64bit - Click link below to see if already / still available (*)
http://abf.rosalinux.ru/downloads/kerne ... n/release/

ROSA 2012.1 (rosa-devel) - 32bit - Click link below to see if already / still available (*)
http://abf.rosalinux.ru/downloads/kerne ... n/release/

ROSA 2012 LTS - 64bit - Click link below to see if already / still available (*)
http://abf.rosalinux.ru/downloads/kerne ... n/release/

ROSA 2012 LTS - 32bit - Click link below to see if already / still available (*)
http://abf.rosalinux.ru/downloads/kerne ... n/release/

Mandriva 2011.0 - 64bit - Click link below to see if already / still available (*)
http://abf.rosalinux.ru/downloads/kerne ... n/release/

Mandriva 2011.0 - 32bit - Click link below to see if already / still available (*)
http://abf.rosalinux.ru/downloads/kerne ... n/release/

Mandriva 2010.2 - 64bit - Click link below to see if already / still available (*)
http://mib.pianetalinux.org/MIB/2010.2/ ... nels/3.7.8

Mandriva 2010.2 - 32bit - Click link below to see if already / still available (*)
http://mib.pianetalinux.org/MIB/2010.2/ ... nels/3.7.8

(*) about our Availability notice, the phrase could have different meanings
"already" means we publish Topics when ABF started building our projects, it may need few hours
"still" means the above links are still valid until the project is recent, not obsoleted / then replaced...
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bye, NicCo
SUGGESTION for VMWare 9.0.1 or VMPlayer 5.0.1

If you are a VMWare user, you simply need to create a symlink, because now version.h has a different path

The issue originates from a defect into the program that lays on the script:
vmware-modconfig to make his work assumes that "version.h" should be
/usr/src/linux-%version-%release/include/linux/
otherwise starting since kernel 3.7 his position is different
/usr/src/linux-%version-%release/include/generated/uapi/linux/

Now I have sent to build only 3 flavours, so I write below the needed commands for this 3 different kernels

The commands must be executed in a konsole or teminal with root priviledges,
you must choose only the row/s related to the flavour/s that you have installed...
for kernel-nrj-desktop-3.7.8-1

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ln -s /usr/src/linux-3.7.8-nrj-desktop-1rosa/include/generated/uapi/linux/version.h /usr/src/linux-3.7.8-nrj-desktop-1rosa/include/linux/version.h
for kernel-nrj-laptop-3.7.8-1

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ln -s /usr/src/linux-3.7.8-nrj-laptop-1rosa/include/generated/uapi/linux/version.h /usr/src/linux-3.7.8-nrj-laptop-1rosa/include/linux/version.h
for kernel-nrj-realtime-3.7.5-1

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ln -s /usr/src/linux-3.7.8-nrj-realtime-1rosa/include/generated/uapi/linux/version.h /usr/src/linux-3.7.8-nrj-realtime-1rosa/include/linux/version.h
for all other kernel flavours, simply you must replace the flavour names, for example, below the command for kernel-server

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ln -s /usr/src/linux-3.7.8-server-1rosa/include/generated/uapi/linux/version.h /usr/src/linux-3.7.8-server-1rosa/include/linux/version.h
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--- currently I'm playing with ---
LTS Kernels > Linux 4.1.12-nrjQL <<< Linux 3.18.17-nrjQL <<< Linux 3.14.46-nrjQL
EOL Kernels > Linux 3.19.8-nrjQL <<< Linux 3.17.8-nrjQL <<< Linux 3.15.10-nrjQL

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Re: Kernel 3.7.8 for ROSA 2012.0 / 2012.1 & Mdv 2010 / 2011

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VERY IMPORTANT! - Please, read!
It was reported that dkms drivers can't build with all kernels 3.7


This issue originates by a different path for the file /linux/version.h
causing vmware, vbox and all dkms driver can't find linux.h, so they
can't build their modules causing build errors, and can't work...

There exists a tested manual solution to override this ugly issue:
  • install a new kernel 3.7.8 flavour, then you immediately must
  • execute the vmware suggestion, i'm copying below, creating the symlink to /linux/version.h related to your flavour
  • you can reboot now, you need wait a few minute to start, if the screen will remain black even after over 5 minutes,
  • dont' worry, simply reset and reboot again and this time it should work (it should be necessary 2 reboots, not one)
SUGGESTION for VMWare 9.0.1 or VMPlayer 5.0.1
is valid also to solve other issues
VirtualBox and all dkms-xxx drivers, that need to be rebuilt at the first reboot

If you are a VMWare user, you simply need to create a symlink, because now version.h has a different path.

The issue originates from a defect into the program that lays on the script:
vmware-modconfig to make his work assumes that "version.h" should be
/usr/src/linux-%version-%release/include/linux/
otherwise starting since kernel 3.7 his position is different
/usr/src/linux-%version-%release/include/generated/uapi/linux/

Now I have sent to build only 3 flavours, so I write below the needed commands for this 3 different kernels.

The commands must be executed in a konsole or teminal with root priviledges,
you must choose only the row/s related to the flavour/s that you have installed...
for kernel-nrjQL-desktop-3.7.8-69

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ln -s /usr/src/linux-3.7.8-nrjQL-desktop-69rosa/include/generated/uapi/linux/version.h /usr/src/linux-3.7.8-nrjQL-desktop-69rosa/include/linux/version.h
for kernel-nrj-laptop-3.7.8-69

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ln -s /usr/src/linux-3.7.8-nrjQL-laptop-69rosa/include/generated/uapi/linux/version.h /usr/src/linux-3.7.8-nrjQL-laptop-69rosa/include/linux/version.h
for kernel-nrj-realtime-3.7.8-69

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ln -s /usr/src/linux-3.7.8-nrjQL-realtime-69rosa/include/generated/uapi/linux/version.h /usr/src/linux-3.7.8-nrjQL-realtime-69rosa/include/linux/version.h
for all other kernel flavours, simply you must replace the flavour names, for example, below the command for nrjQL-server

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ln -s /usr/src/linux-3.7.8-nrjQL-server-69rosa/include/generated/uapi/linux/version.h /usr/src/linux-3.7.8-nrjQL-server-69rosa/include/linux/version.h
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--- Professional experience ---
Kernel designer, engineer, maintainer and tester for ROSA Desktop and OpenMandriva Lx O.S.

--- currently I'm playing with ---
LTS Kernels > Linux 4.1.12-nrjQL <<< Linux 3.18.17-nrjQL <<< Linux 3.14.46-nrjQL
EOL Kernels > Linux 3.19.8-nrjQL <<< Linux 3.17.8-nrjQL <<< Linux 3.15.10-nrjQL

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Re: Kernel 3.7.8 for ROSA 2012.0 / 2012.1 & Mdv 2010 / 2011

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You got it!!
Thank you Nicco, now it works lihe a charm!
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Riporto nel seguito i risultati di un test fatto per comparare la velocità di trasferimento files tra dischi tra i kernels 3.7.6 e 3.7.8 nrjql desktop con rosa 2012.1. Premetto che non so quanto questi risultati abbiano una applicabilità generale, dato che sul mio sistema sono presenti un ssd sul quale ho installkato windows 7 e la root di rosa fresh e un sistema raid 5 gestito da un controller adaptec 6405 (dotato nel kernel di suoi specifici drivers) sul quale sono presenti due partizioni ntfs ed una ext4 (la home).

Ho trasferito una direttice da 12 GB, contenente 6 files, due dei quali da circa 6GB.

Da Root (SSD) a Home (Raid) 50 -51 secondi in entrambe le direzioni e con entrambi i kernel.

Da NTFS a NTFS (Entrambe su Raid 5) 2.37 minuti con Kernel 3.6 e 2.26 minuti con kernel 3.7.8.

Sembra quindi che l'incremento di prestazioni si manifesti con sistemi dischi lenti.

Questo sembra essere confermato da un'atra prova in cui ho trasferito la stessa direttrice da un disco su porta usb del router tramite protocollo samba e, mentre con il 3.7.6 la velocità si aggirava sui 6 MB/s (valori compresi tra 5 e 7 MB/s con qualche basso a 4 MB/s) , con il 3.7.8 la velocità media è stata leggermente superiore ai 10 MB/s (valori compresi tra 9.8 e 10.5 MB/s), analoghi a quelli che ottengo con Windows 7.

Sarebbe interessante se qualcuno facesse un test analogo su un sistema più "tradizionale".
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