22nd Anniversary Linux! – 3.11-rc7

Kernel 3.11-rc7 was recently released, exactly 22 years after the very first version of Linux.. Unusually, the release message from Linus was not on the Linux Kernel Mailing List (LKML) but on Google+ https://plus.google.com/+Linux/posts/f96weYxzEu1 As with previous -rc’s, the patched … Continue reading

Forget 3.10.8, Here is 3.10.9!

Kernel 3.10.8 was released, followed very quickly by 3.10.9, which fixes some ‘networking issues’.. So, I went from 3.10.7 to 3.10.9, as this is recommended for ‘anyone who uses networking’ – in other words, just about everyone! The latest NVIDIA … Continue reading

3.10.6 – Performance Improvement?

The recent kernel 3.10.6 includes a – potential – performance improvement, by reverting some old (circa 3.8) patches, after research and testing by kernel contributors at Intel, and RedHat..   More details in the changelog, at:  https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.x/ChangeLog-3.10.6 3.11-rc5 is also out, … Continue reading

NVIDIA 325.15 – 3.11 Patch now Available.

There is a patch for NVIDIA driver 325.15 kernel 3.11 support, in the pastebin link in this thread, thanks to Milos_SD: https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/topic/549532/linux/linux-3-10-solved-3-11-solved-incompatibility-in-function-lsquo-nv_i2c_del_adapter-rsquo-error/2/ Now compiles cleanly, on kernel 3.11-rc4.. Robert Gadsdon.   August 6, 2013. … Continue reading

New NVIDIA Driver – OK for 3.10, not for 3.11..

Just installed the latest NVIDIA driver – 325.15 – and it compiles cleanly with 3.10 kernels, but fails with 3.11-rc..: /home/rgadsdon/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-325.15/kernel/os-interface.c: In function ‘os_get_system_memory_size’: /home/rgadsdon/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-325.15/kernel/os-interface.c:244:21: error: ‘num_physpages’ undeclared (first use in this function) return (((NvU64)NV_NUM_PHYSPAGES * PAGE_SIZE) / RM_PAGE_SIZE); ^ … Continue reading