KERNEL – 4.7 Released – OK with Patched VMware and NVIDIA..

Kernel 4.7 has been released – slightly later than usual – and brief details are here:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1607.3/00150.html $ uname -a Linux rglinux-i7 4.7.0 #1 SMP Sun Jul 24 14:34:37 PDT 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux Neither VMware nor NVIDIA have … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.6-rc6 – Still OK with (Patched) VMware and NVIDIA..

Kernel 4.6-rc6 has been released, and details of changes since -rc5 are here: http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1605.0/00190.html It seems that there will be (at least..) an rc7, before ‘Final’.. Tested with patched VMware 12.1.0 (vmnet and vmmon) and patched NVIDIA (364.19) and both … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.5-rc1 – OK with Latest NVIDIA and VMware..

Just installed Kernel 4.5-rc1 on the test system, and NVIDIA 358.16 (and ‘beta’ 361.18) and VMware 12.1.0 all compile and load/run OK.. Details are here:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1601.3/00205.html $ uname -a Linux rglinux 4.5.0-rc1 #1 SMP Sun Jan 24 15:39:14 PST 2016 … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.4 Released – OK with Latest NVIDIA and VMware..

Updated to Kernel 4.4 ‘Final’ on the test system, and the latest VMware (12.1.0) and NVIDIA (358.16) compile and run OK..   The ‘beta’ driver 361.16 should be OK, but has multiple userland issues on my systems. – see previous post.).. … Continue reading

Kernel 3.19-rc4 – OK on CuBox-i4 Pro.. No fixes yet for NVIDIA and VMware on x86..

Updated the test system to Kernel 3.19-rc4, and the same comments apply as for -rc3..  Still no fixes for NVIDIA and VMware, yet.. I tried the CuBox-i4 Pro with a ‘standard’ kernel from kernel.org, rather than the ‘patched’ version used … 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