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Kernel 3.8.8 nrj for ROSA 2012 2012.1 & MDV 2010 2011 cooker

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Kernel 3.8.8 for ROSA MARATHON 2012, ROSA Desktop.Fresh 2012 (2012.1) and Mandriva 2010, MDV2011.0, OpenMandriva Cooker

INFO about the SRPM build possibilities:
For ROSA Marathon we'll build Kernels LTS: 3.0, 3.2, 3.4, and all the latest kernels up to the 3.8 series
For ROSA Fresh we are building all Kernel versions starting only from the 3.6 to the most recent series
For old distro, we are maintaining build compatibility: you can also rebuild for Mandriva 2010 and 2011
Available kernel flavours are: desktop
but there should follows all other main flavours, like realtime, laptop, netbook, server

We have tested: VMWare 9.0.2, VMPlayer 5.0.2, VirtualBox 4.2.8: are OK with 3.8

I have added 'experimental' ZSwap, please, test this new feature!
INFO : > zswap: compressed swap caching > Zswap: Compressed Swap Caching For Linux

Kernel 3.8 - General features
http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/ ... 05719.html

Kernel 3.8.8 - Announce
http://www.spinics.net/lists/stable/msg05890.html
All users of the 3.8 kernel series must upgrade.
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Kernel 3.8.8 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-3.8.8

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%changelog

* Wed Apr 17 2013 Nicolo' Costanza <abitrules@yahoo.it> 3.8.8-1
+ update to 3.8.8 stable 
- *  37 files changed, 335 insertions(+), 344 deletions(-)
- ---------------------------------------------------------------------
- Kernel 3.8 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 Apr 15 2013 Nicolo' Costanza <abitrules@yahoo.it> 3.8.7-1
+ update to 3.8.7 stable 
- * 67 files changed, 507 insertions(+), 341 deletions(-)
- new patches added, enabled and configured with default values
  * /patches-extras/linux-3.8.6-colored-printk.patch
  */patches-extras/zswap-3.8-20130415.patch
  * zswap now is enabled only on x86 arch, not in ARM (using zcache2)
- patches updated to newer versions 20130414:
  * aufs3, toi 
- patches updated to newer versions 20130415:
  * fbcondor, ureadahead, vhba
- ---------------------------------------------------------------------
- Kernel 3.8 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...
- ---------------------------------------------------------------------

* Sun Apr 07 2013 Nicolo' Costanza <abitrules@yahoo.it> 3.8.6-1
+ update to 3.8.6 stable 
- * (158 files changed, 1341 insertions(+), 658 deletions(-)
- patch add: reiserfs4 ver.3.8 with its configuration as new module
  * add an experimental support to Reiser4 FS: please test this FS!
- patches updated to newer git version 20130406:
  * aufs3, brtfs-lz4, fbcondor, toi, ureadahead, vhba
- Some kernel.spec changes from cooker to make it ARM/ARM64 compatible:
  * Import Bero commit 0e1b905e24 from openmandriva cooker kernel.spec
  * Import Fedya commit 4254d039f6 from openmandriva cooker kernel.spec
- add conflict for dkms-nvidia173 <= 173.14.36
- ---------------------------------------------------------------------
- Kernel 3.8 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...
- ---------------------------------------------------------------------
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 3.8.8-nrj-desktop-1rosa.lts #1 SMP PREEMPT Wed Apr 17 10:45:39 CET 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 3.8.8 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

    You can also get the wished SRPM and make a local rebuild for your own old Mandriva 2010 or 2011
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OpenMandriva 2013.0 - 64bit - Click link below to see if already / still available (*)
http://abf.rosalinux.ru/downloads/kerne ... n/release/

OpenMandriva 2013.0 - 32bit - Click link below to see if already / still available (*)
http://abf.rosalinux.ru/downloads/kerne ... n/release/

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/3.8.8

Mandriva 2010.2 - 32bit - Click link below to see if already / still available (*)
http://mib.pianetalinux.org/MIB/2010.2/ ... nels/3.8.8

(*) 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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Re: Kernel 3.8.8 nrj for ROSA 2012 2012.1 & MDV 2010 2011 co

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Updated kernel on my rosa 2012.1 64bit. All works! 8-)
Desktop A: Kubuntu 32bit
Desktop B: Kubuntu 64bit
Notebook Asus X53SD-SX191V: Kubuntu 64bit
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I have Mandriva 2012 lts 64bit. I upgraded kernel desktop 3.8.6 nrjQL to 3.8.8 nrjQL and now when my machine boots I don't see text messages when I press Esc during boot. There is only message: "Could not log bootup: Address in use". So I can not see how services are starting. What is wrong?

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trencan wrote:I have Mandriva 2012 lts 64bit. I upgraded kernel desktop 3.8.6 nrjQL to 3.8.8 nrjQL and now when my machine boots I don't see text messages when I press Esc during boot. There is only message: "Could not log bootup: Address in use". So I can not see how services are starting. What is wrong?
I can suggest you to wait and install new kernel 3.8.10 that is very, very, very, close...
if kernel 3.8.10 solve for you, then you can remove kernel 3.8.8 files


[POST EDIT]
I verified the issue, also in my Marathon, with kernel 3.8.8 I have not any systemd msgs... I think I've found the regression cause:
now I'm trying some internal build of kernel 3.8.10 where I hope to remove this problem


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trencan wrote:I have Mandriva 2012 lts 64bit. I upgraded kernel desktop 3.8.6 nrjQL to 3.8.8 nrjQL and now when my machine boots I don't see text messages when I press Esc during boot. There is only message: "Could not log bootup: Address in use". So I can not see how services are starting. What is wrong?
About missing the most of systemd msgs from the boot if press ESC:
I feared the problem could be common, for marathon, fresh and cooker

this issue is confirmed (in my PC) but only in 2012.0, where 2012.1 all works just fine...,
and I presume the same good is for cooker

While for Fresh 2012.1 nothing changes... and everything works fine as usual

if that regression happened in 3.8 kernel, and after 3.8.6, this should be something:
since 3.8.7 or 3.8.8, that now we inheredited also for 3.8.10

after a lot of experiments and installs> The problem seems to be present in Marathon only,
the cause could be one of updates or something that is broken in our 2012.0 installations

I tried to install all 3.8 kernel, starting from 3.8.2, and I discovered that all kernels installed
now, are without the systemd msgs, so it should be not related to kernel, but in something
NEW there is in our Marathon, causing this behaviour, at least, with new installed kernel 3.8

loading old installed kernels, all starts as usual, and we can see all sstemd services starting

I checked the menu.lst, and the commands in the kernel lines are the same used also for old
installed kernel versions, so it's not there the problems

now, i'm too tired, tomorrow morning I'll try to install old kernel 3.0.69 to verify my hypotesis
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I forgot that after install of kernel 3.8.6 in the past I updated my 2012 lts to Marathon X1. For some unknown reason to me update sources were disabled for media main and some others (this state I had for a long time). So I enabled them and installed a lot of updates, from that moment I saw while booting in grub menu Marathon X1 instead of Marathon 2012 (but I didn't verify if I see logs if ESC pressed ). And yesterday I wanted to install latest kernel 3.8.8 (after install of new kernel I always press ESC to see if all services starts fine). So for me it looked like problem appeared since kernel 3.8.8 but in fact most probably update to Marathon X1 (from 2012lts) caused this issue as you confirmed too.

When I tried to install kernel 3.8.8 I faced also another problem. Installation failed due to missing mkinitrd. In my machine was:
sbin/mkinitrd -> /etc/alternatives/mkinitrd
/etc/alternatives/mkinitrd -> /usr/bin/mkinitrd-dracut

but /usr/bin/mkinitrd-dracut doesn't exist. I found that correct path is /usr/sbin/mkinitrd-dracut, so I modified the symlink /etc/alternatives/mkinitrd to /usr/sbin/mkinitrd-dracut. This was also most probably consequence of update to Marathon X1.

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trencan wrote:I forgot that after install of kernel 3.8.6 in the past I updated my 2012 lts to Marathon X1. For some unknown reason to me update sources were disabled for media main and some others (this state I had for a long time). So I enabled them and installed a lot of updates, from that moment I saw while booting in grub menu Marathon X1 instead of Marathon 2012 (but I didn't verify if I see logs if ESC pressed ). And yesterday I wanted to install latest kernel 3.8.8 (after install of new kernel I always press ESC to see if all services starts fine). So for me it looked like problem appeared since kernel 3.8.8 but in fact most probably update to Marathon X1 (from 2012lts) caused this issue as you confirmed too.

When I tried to install kernel 3.8.8 I faced also another problem. Installation failed due to missing mkinitrd. In my machine was:
sbin/mkinitrd -> /etc/alternatives/mkinitrd
/etc/alternatives/mkinitrd -> /usr/bin/mkinitrd-dracut

but /usr/bin/mkinitrd-dracut doesn't exist. I found that correct path is /usr/sbin/mkinitrd-dracut, so I modified the symlink /etc/alternatives/mkinitrd to /usr/sbin/mkinitrd-dracut. This was also most probably consequence of update to Marathon X1.
I can confirm the same problem with the missing symlink, that was getting me crazy..., I freared was only on my HD, so it's a general regression

Later, today, I'll try to install an old kernel in the LTS series, 3.0.69, or I'll prepare 3.0.75 to install it:
if the systemd msgs from services are still gone, we have the confirm that something in X1 is wrong

I'll inform immediately ROSA, because this regression might be important amd must be fixed ASAP

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I see kernel 3.8.10 is available. Is the problem with missing boot messages fixed there?

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trencan wrote:I see kernel 3.8.10 is available. Is the problem with missing boot messages fixed there?
Sorry, the issue is NOT kernel related, I can't do nothing with it:
whatever kernel version you may install in X1 the results would be the same > no boot msgs

I informed ROSA and this problem will be fixed soon!
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Ok. Thank you.

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