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Kernel 3.12.20 LTS for ROSA 2012 2012.1 & OMV 2013 2014

PostPosted: 18 May 2014, 8:45
by NicCo
Kernel 3.12.20 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 3.12.20 - http://www.spinics.net/lists/stable/msg45970.html
What is changing with the new release (apart of the mainstream fixes and changes)
Since 3.10.40 version we use the new stable major version of BFQ v7r4 (enabled as default)

read more about previous BFQv7r3: a link with a graph of last tests (r4 graphs not available)
http://algo.ing.unimo.it/people/paolo/d ... esults.php

Paolo Valente and Arianna Avanzini, have just now sent us the new I/O scheduler BFQ v7R4
into an mail attachment: as I requested giving the priority to kernels 3.13, 3.10, 3.12, then 3.0

This is an absolute preview! - Infact currently these patches have NOT still been published...

In this way I can prepare ASAP the new release of kernel 3.13.11 for OpenMandriva Lx 2014:
It should fix a rare issue that may happen with NCQ HDD devices, when these are detected
as NOT NCQ capable, all that may lead tonoticeable slowdowns and so many nasty oops...

The issue happened rarely, it was reported by few liquorix kernel users
to be reproduced and verified it occurred to be injected, now it's fixed...

After verifying that all is OK in my PCs, and all is working well for the Kernel 3.13.11-2,
I'll apply the same release patches into the kernel 3.10.40for ROSA Fresh R3, and son on for all our supported kernels!


Our changelog
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* Sun May 18 2014 Nicolo' Costanza <abitrules@yahoo.it> 3.12.20-1
+ update to 3.12.20 (LTS) - stable
- update BFQ to v7r4:
  it fixes some oops that may happen with some new NCQ HDD devices,
  it leads other small speed improvements:
  - 0001-block-cgroups-kconfig-build-bits-for-BFQ-v7r4-3.12.patch
  - 0002-block-introduce-the-BFQ-v7r4-I-O-sched-for-3.12.patch
  - 0003-block-bfq-add-Early-Queue-Merge-EQM-to-BFQ-v7r4-for-3.12.0.patch
- ---------------------------------------------------------------------
- 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 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-3.12.20-2014-04-24.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 3.12.20

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