Kernel – 4.11 released, Patched VMware OK, NVIDIA Still Not OK..

Kernel 4.11 Final is out, a week later than planned, and brief details of changes from -rc8 are here:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1704.3/04608.html As expected, VMware 12.5.5 with the 4.11 patches is still OK (see http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=1932 ), but there is still no ‘legal’ … Continue reading

NVIDIA – Still no 4.11 Solution, but a ‘Good’ Patch for Old Version..

Kernel 4.11 ‘final’ has been delayed for a week, and -rc8 has been released..     4.11-patched VMware 12.5.5 is OK, but there is still only a ‘Bad’ (illegal licence modification) patch for the latest NVIDIA driver..   (see https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/topic/1002820/linux/-patch-381-09-kernel-4-11-rc5/ ) But, if … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.11-rc1 and BTRFS – a Warning..?

I encountered a catastrophic problem with btrfs formatted system disk partition corruption, shortly after updating a test system to Kernel 4.11-rc1. To put this in context, this may be an isolated incident, and I have not seen problems – so … Continue reading

VMware – Not Working with Fedora 26 – GCC 7, and Workarounds..

UPDATE:  The vmware runtime fix shown here has not worked since version 12.5.6, and the solution is in a later article:  http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=1992 I have recently updated one crash-and-burn system to Fedora 26 (alpha/testing) and have encountered two problems with VMware and … Continue reading

NVIDIA – Kernel 4.11 Fix Available, but not ‘Legal’..

There is a fix/patch available now, for NVIDIA driver 378.13 on Kernel 4.11, but it involves modifying the licence on NVIDIA code, and so is not legal.. Details – and links to discussions – here:  https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/topic/995636/?comment=5101210 Some previous changes to … Continue reading

VMware – Patch for Kernel 4.11 Support..

Thanks to Virgo, there are now patches for vmnet and vmmon with Kernel 4.11 (see his comments under the earlier article).    These are incremental patches, for application to VMware 12.5.2 code already patched for Kernel 4.9/4.10 support.. Links are here:   … Continue reading

NVIDIA – New 410 Patch – With Hotplug Support..

Thanks to Alberto Milone, there is now a patch for the latest NVIDIA driver, which is reported to include ‘hotplug’ support :https://pkgs.rpmfusion.org/cgit/nonfree/nvidia-kmod.git/plain/kernel_4.10.patch I can confirm that this compiles OK when applied to driver 378.13, with kernel 4.10.   I am not … Continue reading

NVIDIA – New Drivers, Still Broken with 4.10 – And a Patch for 378.13..

NVIDIA have released new drivers 375.39 (‘long term’) and 378.13 (‘short term’) and details are here:  http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/114708/en-us and http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/115031/en-us. Both still fail to compile with Kernel 4.10 (tested with 4.10-rc8) and I tried the previous 378.09 patch against 379.13, but … Continue reading

VMware – Updated vmnet Patch for Kernel 4.9/4.10..

Thanks to Mikkel Kroman, there is a more complete patch for VMware 12.5.2  vmnet on Kernel 4.9.x and 4.10-rc’s: The change is to the get_user_pages parameter list, to now include the FOLL_WRITE parameter, and is as follows: In vmnet-only/userif.c, around … Continue reading

ARM64 – Odroid C2 – Patches for USB..

Thanks to Heiner Kallweit for info on two USB patches for the Odroid C2, and thanks to John Youn for the patches themselves..  They can be found at http://www.spinics.net/lists/linux-usb/msg151687.html and http://www.spinics.net/lists/linux-usb/msg151688.html . I have applied these to Kernel 4.10-rc4 (including … Continue reading