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Kernel 3.12.18 LTS for ROSA 2012 2012.1 & OMV 2013 2014

PostPosted: 26 April 2014, 20:24
by NicCo
Kernel 3.12.18 for ROSA 2012lts, rosa2012.1 and omv2013.0, omv2014.0
Kernel 3.12 kernel has been declared as the most recent LTS Longterm Kernel serie




Kernel 3.12.18 - http://www.spinics.net/lists/stable/msg43146.html
Since this version we use the new stable major version of BFQ v7r3 (enabled as default)

read more about BFQv7r3: a link with a graph of last tests
http://algo.ing.unimo.it/people/paolo/d ... esults.php


THE EXPERIMENT CORNER
Since the 3.12.17 version we enabled two new kernel keys to test the "EDID ovverride" feature,
with this we should be able to override the wrong EDID of displays with options at kernel boot

We enabled exactly these two keys:
http://cateee.net/lkddb/web-lkddb/FIRMWARE_EDID.html
http://cateee.net/lkddb/web-lkddb/DRM_L ... MWARE.html

About EDID override howto, you read here:
https://www.osadl.org/monitoring/patche ... ware.patch

In general, choosing Y for this option is safe. If you experience extremely long delays while booting before you get something on your display, try setting this to N. Matrox cards in combination with certain motherboards and monitors are known to suffer from this problem.

Please, check if this feature harms the Matrox video driver..., if you can..., and report here!

The EDID bin files are supplied here:
https://abf.rosalinux.ru/openmandriva/edidbins



Our changelog
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* Sat Apr 26 2014 Nicolo' Costanza <abitrules@yahoo.it> 3.12.18-1
+ update to 3.12.18 (LTS) - stable
- update BFQ to v7r3
  - 0001-block-cgroups-kconfig-build-bits-for-BFQ-v7r3-3.12.patch
  - 0002-block-introduce-the-BFQ-v7r3-I-O-sched-for-3.12.patch
  - 0003-block-bfq-add-Early-Queue-Merge-EQM-to-BFQ-v7r3-for-3.12.0.patch
- update patches:
  - tuxonice-for-linux-3.12.18-2014-04-24.patch
- suggestion / request received by Per √ėyvind Karlsen (POK)
  - CONFIG_ACPI_CUSTOM_DSDT=y
- ---------------------------------------------------------------------
- Kernel 3.12 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,
- the rel (-69) will be used for development and experimental flavours,
- instead (-70) is born by the -1 % -69 merge, can generate all flavours
- Yin & Yang (69) release - it's a very complete kernel flavour sets
- ---------------------------------------------------------------------

* Wed Apr 16 2014 Nicolo' Costanza <abitrules@yahoo.it> 3.12.17-1
- Enable a feature to be able to override the wrong EDID of displays:
- changed the values of two keys below
  - CONFIG_DRM_LOAD_EDID_FIRMWARE=y
  - CONFIG_FIRMWARE_EDID=y
- ---------------------------------------------------------------------
- Kernel 3.12 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,
- the rel (-69) will be used for development and experimental flavours,
- instead (-70) is born by the -1 % -69 merge, can generate all flavours
- Yin & Yang (69) release - it's a very complete kernel flavour sets
- ---------------------------------------------------------------------

* Fri Apr 11 2014 Nicolo' Costanza <abitrules@yahoo.it> 3.12.16-69
- add new /patches-latest folder and script (for testing latest patches)
- add two visual improvement patches: for boot and console appearance:
- * colored printk feature patch with the default colors for .configs
  * we must setup our preferred color palette, different than (=0x07)
  * font-8x16-iso-latin-1-v3
  * this shows the boot with more readable fonts, with a more dense look
- add patches for thinkpads:
  * enable-thinkpad-hardware-mute-control.patch
  * thinkPad-30-brightness-control-fix.patch
- add patch:
  * criu-no-expert.patch
  it enables additional kernel features in a sake of checkpoint/restore
- ---------------------------------------------------------------------
- Kernel 3.12 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,
- the rel (-69) will be used for development and experimental flavours,
- instead (-70) is born by the -1 % -69 merge, can generate all flavours
- Yin & Yang (69) release - it's a very complete kernel flavour sets
- ---------------------------------------------------------------------

* Sat Mar 29 2014 Nicolo' Costanza <abitrules@yahoo.it> 3.12.15-69
+ kernel 3.12.15 stable
- add BR: perl-devel
- add two patches:
  * # fix some non-booting systems
    acpi-ACPICA-Add-Windows-2013-string-to-_OSI-support.patch
  * # QEMU
  * sound-alsa-hda-add-qemu-codec-vendor-id.patch
- drop patch, already in mainstream:
  *acpi-blacklist-Win8-OSI-for-some-HP-laptop-2013-models.patch
- update patch:
  * tuxonice-for-linux-3.12.14-2014-03-17.patch
- small fixes and cleanups
- ---------------------------------------------------------------------
- Kernel 3.12 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,
- the rel (-69) will be used for development and experimental flavours,
- instead (-70) is born by the -1 % -69 merge, can generate all flavours
- Yin & Yang (69) release - it's a very complete kernel flavour sets
- ---------------------------------------------------------------------




Build status & Availability
I remind you the base repo address for kernels 3.12 link:
http://abf.rosalinux.ru/downloads/kerne ... epository/

The rpms will be available for for rosa2012lts, rosa 2012.1, omv2013, omv2014, cooker
These below are the rebuilds right now in progress... related to the new kernel 3.12.18

nrj >>> https://abf.rosalinux.ru/kernels_3_12x/ ... uild_lists
- kernel-nrj-desktop and kernel-nrj-desktop-pae
- kernel-nrj-laptop and kernel-nrj-laptop-pae
- kernel-nrj-netbook and kernel-nrj-netbook-pae
- kernel-nrj-realtime and kernel-nrj-realtime-pae
- kernel-nrj-server

nrjQL >>> https://abf.rosalinux.ru/kernels_3_12x/ ... uild_lists
- kernel-nrjQL-desktop and kernel-nrjQL-desktop-pae
- kernel-nrjQL-laptop and kernel-nrjQL-laptop-pae
- kernel-nrjQL-netbook and kernel-nrjQL-netbook-pae
- kernel-nrjQL-realtime and kernel-nrjQL-realtime-pae
- kernel-nrjQL-server




VMWare virtualization
We noticed that Kernel 3.12 did not work with Virtualization Apps,
we found a solution to be applied directly to the vmware sources

VMware and Kernel issues, how to fix with kernel >= 3.12
viewtopic.php?f=38&t=4339

Please, report your experience with this kernel and vmware 10.0.1 player 6.0.1



General Info about kernel 3.12
http://kernelnewbies.org/Linux_3.12


bye, NicCo