Update standard kernel?

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Coastie
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Update standard kernel?

Postby Coastie » 20 Jun 2010, 23:17

Are there any plans to update the standard kernel above 2.6.32?

The reason I ask is due to TRIM support in 2.6.33 and above.

I have been using SRCD more and more with an SSD, and until this morning I didn't realize the standard kernel did not include TRIM support which was not introduced until 2.6.33

I am now booting with the alternate kernel which is fine. Just wondering why stick with the older version as standard?

admin
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Re: Update standard kernel?

Postby admin » 21 Jun 2010, 08:10

There is no plan to upgrade the standard kernel before the next major release (1.6.x) which should be released around September / October 2010.

The standard kernel is still based on 2.6.32 because it's a long term supported kernel, then there will be fixes for that kernel for a long time. Then this kernel is more stable. Also some recent stuff has been backported to 2.6.32 (ethernet drivers for instance)

You may want a very recent kernel if you need recent ethernet or wireless drivers, TRIM, btrfs, ext4, ... In that case just use the alternative kernel which is very recent compared to the standard kernel. There are two sort of kernels to make all users happy.

Coastie
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Re: Update standard kernel?

Postby Coastie » 11 Aug 2010, 01:24

Did you rethink the kernel situation or is this a typo?

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Rebased standard kernels on 2.6.35 (rescuecd + rescue64)
Rebased alternative kernels on 2.6.32 (altker32 + altker64)

http://www.sysresccd.org/Beta-x86

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Re: Update standard kernel?

Postby admin » 11 Aug 2010, 14:08

No there is no typo, what's strange with these kernel versions ?

Coastie
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Re: Update standard kernel?

Postby Coastie » 12 Aug 2010, 02:17

Just seems like you didn't intend to update the standard kernel so fast. And it now outnumbers the alternative kernel.
I like the change.

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Re: Update standard kernel?

Postby admin » 12 Aug 2010, 06:55

Basically I just want to provide two kernels: one very stable (a bit older, currently 2.6.32 LTS), and one quite recent for good hardware support (currently 2.6.35).
I could have left 2.6.32 as the standard kernel and 2.6.35 would have been the alternative. But it was time for a change since sysresccd 1.6.x will last several months, 2.6.35 will continue to receive fixes so it should be ok at the end of the 1.6.x cycle. I try to change the standard kernel only between two major versions (1.5 - 1.6)


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