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..

I have recently updated one crash-and-burn system to Fedora 26 (alpha/testing) and have encountered two problems with VMware and the ‘bleeding edge’ version of GCC included.. The first problem sounded very familiar, and it is a repeat of one from … 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

Kernel – 4.11-rc1 Released – Breaks (Patched) VMware and NVIDIA..

Kernel 4.11-rc1 has been released, and brief details are here: http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1703.0/03031.html Updated the test system, and 4.10-patched versions of VMware 12.5.2 and NVIDIA 378.13 fail to compile.. VMware (12.5.2 – patched for 4.9/4.10): …………. /tmp/modconfig-rRcJiJ/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c: In function ‘HostIFFastClockThread’: /tmp/modconfig-rRcJiJ/vmmon-only/linux/hostif.c:3267:4: error: … 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

NVIDIA – Beta Driver 378.09 – Still Broken with Kernel 4.10

New beta driver 378.09 has been released, and details are here:  http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/114232/en-us The driver compiles OK with Kernel 4.9.4, but fails to compile with 4.10-rc4, with different errors from 375.26, as some of the code base has changed.. …………………. CC … Continue reading

ARM64 – Catastrophic Compile Errors with 4.10-rc1 – and a Fix..

Tried compiling Kernel 4.10-rc1 for aarch64, and got – literally – hundreds of errors: …… ./include/linux/sched.h:3299: Error: unknown mnemonic `return’ — `return test_ti_thread_flag(task_thread_info(tsk),flag)’ ./include/linux/sched.h:3300: Error: junk at end of line, first unrecognized character is `}’ ./include/linux/sched.h:3302: Error: unknown mnemonic `static’ … Continue reading

ARM64 – Odroid C2 – Latest Ethernet Patch..

After some of the recent ‘Ethernet fix’ patches have not worked with more recent linux-next kernels, I have found one that – at least at the moment – does fix the ‘hang’ problem – again.. The patch is applied to … Continue reading

ARM64 – Odroid C2 – Ethernet Broken Again?

I had been trying to apply the latest round of Meson TX delay patches to the latest linux-next tree, but found that there seems to be a conflict with some of these..    The December 1 patched kernel now has some … Continue reading