NVIDIA – Kernel 4.16 Issues – Update..

An update on the ”Unknown symbol swiotlb_map_sg_attrs” issue with Kernel 4.16-rc and the latest NVIDIA drivers (384.111 and 390.25).. From more testing done after I posted brief details on the NVIDIA Forum, it would appear that – as is sometimes … Continue reading

IA64 – Updated to 4.16-rc3..

Just updated the HP RX2600 to Kernel 4.16-rc3, and apart from an odd quirk at compile time, all went OK.. ………….. Building modules, stage 2. MODPOST 98 modules GZIP arch/ia64/hp/sim/boot/vmlinux.gz File “./arch/ia64/scripts/unwcheck.py”, line 19 print “Usage: %s FILE” % sys.argv[0] … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.16-rc3 Released, and Still no NVIDIA Fix?

Kernel 4.16-rc3 is out, and brief details of post-rc2 changes are here:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1802.3/00500.html I still cannot find any solution proposed for the ‘Unknown symbol swiotlb_map_sg_attrs‘ error with the latest NVIDIA drivers, despite posting brief details on the Developers Forum over … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.16-rc1 – OK with VMware 14.1.1, Breaks NVIDIA?..

Kernel 4.16-rc1 is out, and brief details are here:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1802.1/02325.html VMware 14.1.1 is OK, and NVIDIA 384.111 and 390.25 both compile OK, but then fail to load/run: ………… modprobe: ERROR: could not insert ‘nvidia’: Unknown symbol in module, or unknown … Continue reading

Kernel – GCC and ‘Retpoline’..

The recent summary of Kernel 4.15 mentioned the test for ‘compliant’ versions of GCC which fully support the retpoline mitigation, but only gave an example of non-compliance: With GCC 7.2: ~]$ cat /sys/devices/system/cpu/vulnerabilities/spectre_v2  Vulnerable: Minimal generic ASM retpoline I re-created … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.15 Final, at Last..

Kernel 4.15 is – finally – released, and an overview of changes since -rc9 is here:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1801.3/02794.html The latest NVIDIA drivers – 384.111 and 390.12 – compile and load OK, and VMware 14.1.1 is also OK. It is worth mentioning … Continue reading

IA64 – The Gentoo saga.. Kernel 4.15-rc9

After a lot of patience(!) I now have a much-hacked version of Gentoo running on the HP RX2600, and have just updated the kernel to 4.15-rc9: ……………… [ OK ] Reached target Multi-User System. [ OK ] Reached target Graphical … Continue reading

VMware – 14.1.1 released – OK with Kernel 4.15..

As expected, there is a new release of VMware – 14.1.1 – and brief details are here:  https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Workstation-Pro/14/rn/workstation-1411-release-notes.html This version compiles and loads OK with the latest 4.15-rc kernel – tested with 4.15-rc7, and no longer needs the vmmon series … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.15-rc7 Released – And there will be an -rc8..

Kernel 4.15-rc7 is out, and (brief) details of changes since -rc6 are here:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1801.0/04858.html.    The preamble is worth a read, as it pays tribute to the work done on the x86 PTI fixes.. Vmmon-patched VMware 14.1.0 is OK (see: https://github.com/mkubecek/vmware-host-modules/tree/workstation-14.1.0 … Continue reading

NVIDIA – Two New Drivers, OK with 4.14.12-rc1 and 4.15-rc6..

Thanks to zezaocapoeia, for spotting the newly released NVIDIA Beta driver 390.12 ( see http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/128743/en-us )    There is also a new version of the ‘long lived branch’ series – 384.111. I have tested these with Kernel 4.14.12-rc1 and 4.15-rc6, and … Continue reading