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#1 2003-12-18 04:43:12

red_over_blue
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2.6.0 Goes Final

lol For your information, the most current stable linux kernel is 2.6.0. lol


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#2 2003-12-18 05:44:33

arm
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Re: 2.6.0 Goes Final

good news! maybe arch linux will upgrade to 2.6.0 kernel

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#3 2003-12-18 13:09:19

LB06
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Re: 2.6.0 Goes Final

Will there be a stock 2.6 in Arch 0.6/current?

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#4 2003-12-18 13:10:40

LB06
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Re: 2.6.0 Goes Final

2.6.0 is so popular kernel.org is using almost 250mbit/s out of 250mbit/s smile

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#5 2003-12-18 17:28:01

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Re: 2.6.0 Goes Final

LB06 wrote:

Will there be a stock 2.6 in Arch 0.6/current?


would be great ...  really :-)

EDIT:

kernel.org wrote:

Current bandwidth utilization 274.34 Mbit/s

EDIT2:

kernel.org wrote:

Current bandwidth utilization 311.22 Mbit/s


The impossible missions are the only ones which succeed.

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#6 2003-12-18 21:47:13

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Re: 2.6.0 Goes Final

Upgraded to it today. Very nice.

Its wierd. They removed the 2.4 kernel from kernel.org. That makes no sense. Im sure people will still want that for some time.

Lets hope for an arch package. big_smile


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#7 2003-12-18 21:53:42

kakabaratruskia
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Re: 2.6.0 Goes Final

Kernel 2.4 is still in kernel.org


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They're all resting down in Cornwall
writing up their memoirs for a paper-back edition
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#8 2003-12-18 21:55:15

zen_guerrilla
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Re: 2.6.0 Goes Final

contrasutra wrote:

They removed the 2.4 kernel from kernel.org.

Are u sure ? It's still there (ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.4)...

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#9 2003-12-18 22:09:30

contrasutra
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Re: 2.6.0 Goes Final

It was missing from the frontpage last night. I guess they added it back.


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#10 2003-12-19 10:55:49

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Re: 2.6.0 Goes Final

Is the devfs config option still in 2.6? If not, then what device system will Arch Linux use?

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#11 2003-12-19 11:45:55

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Re: 2.6.0 Goes Final

It is, but it's marked as obsolete.

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#12 2003-12-20 00:15:09

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Re: 2.6.0 Goes Final

There's a kernel26 package in current, now.

WARNING: in classic Arch fashion, I've tested this package for upwards of 24 whole hours before releasing it, seeing as how most users who want to be on 2.6 already are.  If are concerned about stability, stay with 2.4 for now.  It is the default Arch kernel.

A few notes:
- module-init-tools replaces modutils, and will work with both kernel versions
- the kernel26 packages uses the '26' extension a lot (/boot/vmlinuz26, /boot/System.map26, /boot/kconfig26) so that 2.4 and 2.6 packages can coexist.
- if you experience weird hanging issues try booting with acpi=off.  I've had ACPI freeze a couple of my boxes from time to time.

Quick steps to get 2.6-ified:
1) pacman -Syu (to make sure you have module-init-tools)
2) pacman -S kernel26
3) generate-modprobe.conf >/etc/modprobe.conf (or create your own)
4) Add this line to your /etc/fstab:

none     /dev/pts  devpts    defaults               0 0

5) Create a lilo/grub entry for /boot/vmlinuz26
6) Reboot

I've been running the 2.6.0-test series on my thinkpad for the last 4 months.  It's good times.  smile

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#13 2003-12-20 00:29:55

contrasutra
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Re: 2.6.0 Goes Final

I think this is front page news. big_smile

Did the idea of optimized kernels ever get anywhere? I think building like 3 or 4 different kernels wouldn't be too hard. There aren't releases every week or anything.


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#14 2003-12-20 03:10:52

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Re: 2.6.0 Goes Final

2.6.1 is rumored to be out within the next month or so though, since there are a ton of patches and stuff in the pipeline.

Also, the people that want an optimized kernel (more than just i686) should know how to compile and use their own. Hell, even *I* figured it out. smile

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#15 2003-12-20 04:43:54

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Re: 2.6.0 Goes Final

Also: What will Arch 0.6 be shipping with? Will it have a 2.6 option at least?


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#16 2003-12-20 14:42:55

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Re: 2.6.0 Goes Final

Was there any reason behind not having ntfs built into the kernel?  It was in there in previous kernels for arch.

Kritoke


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#17 2003-12-20 20:19:44

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Re: 2.6.0 Goes Final

Does the 2.6 kernel of the 2.6 package support sata disks??


And where were all the sportsmen who always pulled you though?
They're all resting down in Cornwall
writing up their memoirs for a paper-back edition
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#18 2003-12-21 03:32:57

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Re: 2.6.0 Goes Final

I did my first try with 2.6 seeing lot of changes different from earlier kernels. In my taste, too many changes in one go smile. Here below is a link giving some ideas when migrating to 2.6 (described for RedHat but many points also apply to AL).
http://thomer.com/linux/migrate-to-2.6.html

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#19 2003-12-21 04:41:52

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Re: 2.6.0 Goes Final

All of those changes justify the new minor version.  Hence it's 2.6, not 2.4.24


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#20 2003-12-21 09:08:04

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Re: 2.6.0 Goes Final

The 2.6.0 stable kernel supports sata fairly well from my experience. The silicon Image sata chip is still poorly supported and would be my last choice for a sata chip to use. I have tried the promise sata chips and they work great. All I did was enble it in the kernel under scsi and the drives were immediately recognized. I have tried this with an add-on board Promise S150 TX4 raid and an onboard Promise 378chip on an A64 Soltek board.
The trick is not wether 2.6.0 supports sata, cause it does. But please, and I stress this strongly, if you can use a different chip besides silicon image cause they blow.
All we need is a cd that can boot sata with raid 0 or raid in general and I will be set. So will many others, and I know if that was supported, Arch would grow quickly among hardware enthusiasts as it would be one if not the only distro to support that type of feature.

All you need for sata raid to work is a raidtab file, have raid 0 enabled in the kernel, and the sata driver enabled in the kernel for your specific chip. This is not possible with silicon image chips as they only transfer at 1.5mb and have two drivers in the kernel that are needed. To much hassle if you ask me. Stick with via, promise, Intel, Highpoint with your sata choices for chips or add-on cards, but I can for sure say that the promise carsd work.

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#21 2003-12-21 17:50:13

kakabaratruskia
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Re: 2.6.0 Goes Final

Thanks, and I have a intel chipset.
I'll just have to wait for arch 0.6


And where were all the sportsmen who always pulled you though?
They're all resting down in Cornwall
writing up their memoirs for a paper-back edition
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#22 2003-12-22 04:25:32

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Re: 2.6.0 Goes Final

I remember reading somewhere that there was native atapi cd burning in the new kernel?  Is that true and do we just have to wait for applications to support it or what?

Kritoke


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#23 2003-12-22 04:46:49

sud_crow
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Re: 2.6.0 Goes Final

Hi,

yes there si native atapi support, here is the description from the config app about scsi emulation:

SCSI emulation support (BLK_DEV_IDESCSI)

kernel config wrote:

WARNING: ide-scsi is no longer needed for cd writing applications!
The 2.6 kernel supports direct writing to ide-cd, which eliminates
the need for ide-scsi + the entire scsi stack just for writing a
cd. The new method is more efficient in every way.


Leonardo Andrés Gallego
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