Kernel – 4.15 Final, at Last..

Kernel 4.15 is – finally – released, and an overview of changes since -rc9 is here:

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 that , although the final release was delayed due to more work on PTI mitigation etc,  this is still work-in-progress…   There is further protection – retpoline – that depends on compiler features, which have already been incorporated into beta GCC 8.X, and are due to be ‘backported’ to the next mainstream 7.X release – GCC 7.3.

Robert Gadsdon.   January 28, 2018


Kernel – 4.15 Final, at Last.. — 2 Comments

  1. I have just installed 4.15 and it works perfectly with the Nvidia 384.111 drivers, I have been stuck on 4.14.8 before this due to Cinnamon crashing with 4.14.9 – 4.14.15 for me, I’m on Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon 64 bit. I use Timeshift to take snapshots before trying the kernels so can restore if have problems, there has been alot of testing and crashing since I tried a newer kernel then 4.14.8.

    Your blog is very good and I have enjoyed reading it and it has been helpful during my testing of kernels and trying to figure out why Cinnamon keeps crashing, I hope that you will keep writing this blog, thank you :o)

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