Kernel 3.17-rc7 – Unexpected..

Kernel 3.17 was due out by now, but we have another release candidate instead – rc7.. No problems with the latest VMware (10.0.3 patched) and NVIDIA (340.32) drivers, which compile and load OK..   The latest NVIDIA ‘beta’ (343.22) compiles/loads OK, … Continue reading

Kernel 3.17-rc6 – 3.17 Final Soon?

Installed Kernel 3.17-rc6, and – as with -rc5 – the latest VMware (10.0.3 with vmnet patch) and NVIDIA (340.32) drivers compile and install/load OK.. # uname -a Linux rg6830l 3.17.0-rc6 #1 SMP PREEMPT Mon Sep 22 09:48:38 PDT 2014 x86_64 … Continue reading

Kernel 3.17-rc5 – Same Comments as -rc4..

Just updated the test system to Kernel 3.17-rc5, and – as with -rc4 – the vmnet-patched VMware 10.0.3 and NVIDIA 340.32 both compile/load OK.. $ uname -a Linux rg6830l 3.17.0-rc5 #1 SMP PREEMPT Sun Sep 14 23:17:13 PDT 2014 x86_64 … Continue reading

ARM – Odroid U2 – Finally an Up-to-Date Kernel?

I had been frustrated by the apparent inability of the suppliers to provide anything other than an obsolete Ubuntu-centric 3.8+ kernel for the Odroid U2, and other kernels I had tested were somewhat ‘incomplete’… I finally managed to get a … Continue reading

Kernel 3.17-rc4 – OK with (Patched) VMware, and latest NVIDIA..

Updated to Kernel 3.17-rc4, and the vmnet-patched VMware (10.0.3) and latest NVIDIA (340.32) all compile/load OK..    See previous -rc3 article for details of the patch.. $ uname -a Linux rg6830l 3.17.0-rc4 #1 SMP PREEMPT Sun Sep 7 22:33:23 PDT 2014 … Continue reading

Kernel 3.17-rc3 – Breaks VMNET – and a Fix..

Just tested Kernel 3.17-rc3, and it breaks VMware (10.0.3) – vmnet: ……………. /tmp/modconfig-d0zqLW/vmnet-only/netif.c: In function ‘VNetNetIf_Create’: /tmp/modconfig-d0zqLW/vmnet-only/netif.c:152:64: error: macro “alloc_netdev” requires 4 arguments, but only 3 given     dev = alloc_netdev(sizeof *netIf, deviceName, VNetNetIfSetup);                                                                 ^ /tmp/modconfig-d0zqLW/vmnet-only/netif.c:152:10: error: ‘alloc_netdev’ undeclared (first … Continue reading