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    Smile Re: Linux Kernel 3.8 RCX has Been Released To Test - Post Your Comments Here!

    Today I have found the latest kernel release candidate 4 you can find here: http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kern....8-rc4.tar.bz2

    I have installed kernel 3.8-rc4 with no problems tonight using SAKC. All is well and working so far.

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    Smile Kernel Log - Coming in 3.8 (Part 1)



    Filesystems and storage

    by Thorsten Leemhuis

    Linux now supports F2fs, a filesystem that is specially designed for storage media with flash chips. The developers say that Btrfs is now faster to complete certain tasks and that Ext4 is more efficient when handling small files.

    On Friday, Linus Torvalds made available the fourth release candidate of Linux 3.8. Torvalds called on developers to test the RC and was happy to report that development appears to have calmed down. As usual, Torvalds and his fellow developers incorporated all the major new features at the beginning of the Linux 3.8 development cycle. As further major changes are rarely integrated during this current stage of the stabilisation phase, the Kernel Log can already provide a comprehensive overview of the most important new features of the Linux version that is expected to arrive in mid-February.

    The overview of 3.8 will be presented in a series of articles that will successively cover the various kernel areas. Part 1, this part, will discuss the most important new features in terms of filesystems, network storage technologies and storage and network hardware drivers; subsequent articles will cover the Linux system's graphics drivers, kernel infrastructure, network support, processor/platform support and other hardware drivers.

    Read More: Kernel Log: Coming in 3.8 (Part 1) - Filesystems and storage - The H Open: News and Features

    Copyright © 2013 Heise Media UK Ltd.

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    Smile Re: Linux Kernel 3.8 RCX has Been Released To Test - Post Your Comments Here!

    Tonight I have found the next rc release kernel version 3.8-rc5 you can find here: http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kern....8-rc5.tar.bz2

    I seem to have had trouble finding just what Linus said about this released, but it did not appear today and I could not open up yesterday at , but just got the following message.

    XSLT error or server overload; admin notified. The system should heal itself, please try again in a few minutes
    I can say that it compiled and installed properly into openSUSE 12.2 without any trouble using SAKC. I have downloaded the latest nVIDIA driver, also just released, but I have not had a chance to try it against this kernel just yet, but tomorrow will be the day.

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    Smile Linux 3.5-rc5 Kernel: "Nothing Really Worrisome"

    From Linus Torvalds <>
    Date Sat, 30 Jun 2012 16:55:14 -0700
    Subject Linux 3.5-rc5

    Another week, another -rc. This one looks more normal than rc4, in
    that drivers are back to the more usual 60+%. Probably because there's
    a networking pull in here, which rc4 didn't have.

    The diffstat also looks uglier, because while *most* of it is nice and
    small, the printk fixes do stand out a bit. But it was a real
    regression from 3.4, so it's not like it's questionable. UDF also got
    more careful about corrupted filesystems at mount-time, and that also
    shows in the diffstat, but that's at least partly because some of the
    checks were cleaned up an dmoved to a helper function while making
    them more complete. So the actual change is smaller than it looks.

    So nothing really worrisome in here. Despite the networking merge
    (which tends to be fairly big), -rc5 is a smaller patch than -rc4 was,
    even if there are a couple more commits in there. So things seem to be
    going in the right direction.

    So: networking updates, media fixes, some small arch updates (x86,
    arm, ppc), and some random noise.

    Let me (and lkml) know if you have any pending regressions.

    Linus

    P.S. This is for the wrong kernel version, but I am leaving it in so the other posts make sense.
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    Smile Re: Linux Kernel 3.8 RCX has Been Released To Test - Post Your Comments Here!

    Just got kernel 3.8-rc5 installed with nVIDIA proprietary video driver 310.32 which installed without any patches required.



    This is the video card that has randomly opps on me with kernel 3.7, and the video could be open source when it occurs but I never got to the bottom of why it would/could occur. We will see how it does with this combo.

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    Default Re: Linux Kernel 3.8 RCX has Been Released To Test - Post Your CommentsHere!

    On 01/26/2013 08:46 AM, jdmcdaniel3 wrote:

    > Subject
    > Linux 3.5-rc5


    Those are the release comments for 3.5-rc5, not 3.8-rc5. AFAICT, Linus has not
    yet posted anyting for 3.8-rc5. Unusual, but it has happened before.

    The new tag was added to the repo on Fri Jan 25 11:57:28 2013 -0800.


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    Smile Re: Linux Kernel 3.8 RCX has Been Released To Test - Post Your CommentsHere!

    Quote Originally Posted by lwfinger View Post
    On 01/26/2013 08:46 AM, jdmcdaniel3 wrote:

    > Subject
    > Linux 3.5-rc5


    Those are the release comments for 3.5-rc5, not 3.8-rc5. AFAICT, Linus has not
    yet posted anyting for 3.8-rc5. Unusual, but it has happened before.

    The new tag was added to the repo on Fri Jan 25 11:57:28 2013 -0800.
    Indeed you are right. Man, I just could not locate the kernel 3.8-rc5 post and then I thought I had found them, but failed to notice it was for 3.5. For what ever reason, I can't open this day up: https://lkml.org/lkml/2013/1/24 for January 24, which I thought might contain some mention as it was not in January 25 for Friday. Anyway, thanks for pointing out my gaff of the Linux 3.5 post. My PC with the nVIDIA driver and kernel 3.8-rc5 is still working just fine.

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    Default Re: Linux Kernel 3.8 RCX has Been Released To Test - Post Your Comments Here!

    kernel 3.8rc6 is out installed with sakc and it is working with no problems
    http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kern....8-rc6.tar.bz2
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    Smile Re: Linux Kernel 3.8 RCX has Been Released To Test - Post Your Comments Here!

    Quote Originally Posted by dale14846 View Post
    kernel 3.8rc6 is out installed with sakc and it is working with no problems
    http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kern....8-rc6.tar.bz2
    Thanks for the heads up there Dale on the new kernel version release. So I just installed it on my testbed to work with the nVIDIA driver 310.32 and it did compile and install properly using SAKC for the kernel and lnvhw for the nVIDIA driver and all seems right with the world.

    I just got a new CPU today in the mail that I am going to install on that PC, so its going down in the morning and hopefully it will be back up and running by tomorrow night. This is a ASUS LGA 1155 motherboard and I sprang for a Intel i7-3770K CPU. I got a rebate check on my insurance because I am a non-smoker (soon to be three years) and for taking a health screening test. I immediately converted the rebate into a CPU using Amazon, thus preventing me from using it at McDonald’s, where I could have died trying to use all of the money I got back, though it might have been fun for the first hour there. I hope I was not supposed to save it to pay for more insurance, humm.

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    Smile Re: Linux Kernel 3.8 RCX has Been Released To Test - Post Your Comments Here!

    Well got the new CPU in the old motherboard up and working OK. This is my test rig and it is about as close to a true on-the-fly rig job as you have ever seen. Its based on a popular motherboard test rig, but with pieces removed from cases gone by such as a complete motherboard cage and Optical drive mount. It serves its purpose even if its a case only its mother, I mean dad could love. I am using it right now with the latest kernel and it is working like a champ. So I wonder just how close to a release the new kernel 3.8 is getting? Stay tuned as we might find out in just a week or so.

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