Linux Kernel 3.1 RCX has Been Released To Test - Post Your Comments Here!

So Kernel 3.1-RC1 has been release. You can get a copy from here: The Linux Kernel Archives

I see the H open source has a new article posted here: Kernel Log: First release candidate for Linux 3.1 - The H Open Source: News and Features

I can report that I have installed kernel 3.1-rc1 (From Here) using sakc (From Here) and it did compile and installed without an error. I installed the nVIDIA 64 bit video driver 280.13 (From Here) which also installed without an error. So far so good it would appear. Please, if you have also installed the latest kernel 3.1, leave us a message here and tell us how it went. No detail is too small to write about using the new kernel.

Thank You,

Installed kernel 3.1-rc1 from Index of /repositories/Kernel:/vanilla/standard without incident.

Preliminary observations:

Boot-up exhibited some tracking/debugging information (no errors, except for AppArmor), with the bootsplash screens absent. Of course, the Intel Arrandale/Ironlake boot problem appears as yet unresolved. Boot-up was slower than the 3.0.0-8 kernel, most likely due to the absence of the “preload” modules. Wired (eth0) access quite satisfactory, though wireless (both -WEP and -WPA/WPA2) seemed noticeably erratic in response, though working well.

On a significant positive note, the KDE 4.7 environment seems quicker, the average CPU utilization is noticeably down, and (perhaps a direct result), the processor is running noticeably cooler. Firefox working-set appears 5-7% increased, and Xorg and KWin show decreased CPU (ceteris paribus in comparison with 3.0.0-8).

Gnome 2 appears to equally benefit (save the KWin comment).

I should note that this environment is running Xorg updated from Index of /repositories/X11:/XOrg/openSUSE_11.4, which I affectionately refer to as “almost-Factory”.

Will post back with more, as I will be running at least one (1) PC with 3.1-rc1, barring transformation into a pumpkin circa midnight. The next step will be installing 3.1-rc1 on a Gnome 3 platform.

(Might kernel 3.0 have been the shortest lived set of kernels ? We seemed to have consigned 3.0 to the Firefox 4 dimension!) :wink:

We have rc2 now out for Linux 3.1. After installing it my kernel version says: Linux 3.1.0-rc2-0.5-desktop x86_64. All seems to be working just fine just as before.

https://lkml.org/lkml/2011/8/14/281

Thank You,

good news.

hopefully we can persuade the devs to reopen this openfate request:

https://features.opensuse.org/312627

especially now that heise is saying 3.1 is supposed to arrive end-Sept/early-Oct…

good news.

hopefully we can persuade the devs to reopen this openfate request:

https://features.opensuse.org/312627

especially now that heise is saying 3.1 is supposed to arrive end-Sept/early-Oct…

Well I did go and vote up your request to include kernel 3.1 in openSUSE 12.1. If the new kernel were to arrive before the first RC release of openSUSE, it should be included, but even now there is resistance to make such a change. I would add that when openSUSE 11.4 came out, we had no problem going with a pre-release Firefox 4, so why not bang in a new RC kernel now, just before openSUSE 12.1 hits RC status? One thing is for sure, there will be no problem doing a kernel upgrade on your own and I am not sure I know of any big issues with kernel 3.0 for the moment. Good luck in your quest Jedibeeftrix!

Thank You,

cheers, just using openfate for its stated purpose. :slight_smile:

while an up to date kernel would be nice, i am more concerned that Owncloud and Project Bretzn make it into 12.1:

https://features.opensuse.org/312468

https://features.opensuse.org/312726

Just installed Linux Kernel 3.1-rc3 tonight. It loaded very fast, but right off the bat, I am getting message from the kernel. I am not sure just what they may mean, but it happens every few minutes.

Message from syslogd@linux-6m6e at Aug 22 18:28:19 ...
 kernel:  570.174994] Stack:

Message from syslogd@linux-6m6e at Aug 22 18:28:19 ...
 kernel:  570.175008] Call Trace:

Message from syslogd@linux-6m6e at Aug 22 18:28:19 ...
 kernel:  570.175024] Code: c5 48 8d 86 38 e0 ff ff 83 e2 08 75 1e 31 d2 48 89 d1 0f 01 c8 0f ae f0 48 8b 86 38 e0 ff ff a8 08 75 08 b1 01 4c 89 e0 0f 01 c9 <e8> 47 57 dd ff 4c 29 e8 48 89 c7 e8 4c f1 da ff 4c 69 e0 40 42 

Message from syslogd@linux-6m6e at Aug 22 18:28:19 ...
 kernel:  570.175105] Stack:

Message from syslogd@linux-6m6e at Aug 22 18:28:19 ...
 kernel:  570.175113] Call Trace:

Message from syslogd@linux-6m6e at Aug 22 18:28:19 ...
 kernel:  570.175115]  <IRQ> 

Message from syslogd@linux-6m6e at Aug 22 18:28:19 ...
 kernel:  570.175137]  <EOI> 
                                                                                                                                                              
Message from syslogd@linux-6m6e at Aug 22 18:28:19 ...                                                                                                        
 kernel:  570.175149] Code: c8 c9 c3 66 0f 1f 44 00 00 55 48 89 e5 ff 15 96 47 7d 00 c9 c3 0f 1f 40 00 55 48 8d 04 bd 00 00 00 00 65 48 8b 14 25 58 24 01 00 
                                                                                                                                                              
Message from syslogd@linux-6m6e at Aug 22 18:28:19 ...                                                                                                        
 kernel:  570.175256] Stack:                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                              
Message from syslogd@linux-6m6e at Aug 22 18:28:19 ...                                                                                                        
 kernel:  570.175268] Call Trace:                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                                              
Message from syslogd@linux-6m6e at Aug 22 18:28:19 ...                                                                                                        
 kernel:  570.175289] Code: c5 48 8d 86 38 e0 ff ff 83 e2 08 75 1e 31 d2 48 89 d1 0f 01 c8 0f ae f0 48 8b 86 38 e0 ff ff a8 08 75 08 b1 01 4c 89 e0 0f 01 c9 <e8> 47 57 dd ff 4c 29 e8 48 89 c7 e8 4c f1 da ff 4c 69 e0 40 42                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                                              
Message from syslogd@linux-6m6e at Aug 22 18:28:19 ...                                                                                                        
 kernel:  570.175376] Stack:                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                              
Message from syslogd@linux-6m6e at Aug 22 18:28:19 ...                                                                                                        
 kernel:  570.175384] Call Trace:                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                                              
Message from syslogd@linux-6m6e at Aug 22 18:28:19 ...                                                                                                        
 kernel:  570.175392] Code: c5 48 8d 86 38 e0 ff ff 83 e2 08 75 1e 31 d2 48 89 d1 0f 01 c8 0f ae f0 48 8b 86 38 e0 ff ff a8 08 75 08 b1 01 4c 89 e0 0f 01 c9 <e8> 47 57 dd ff 4c 29 e8 48 89 c7 e8 4c f1 da ff 4c 69 e0 40 42                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                                              
Message from syslogd@linux-6m6e at Aug 22 18:28:19 ...                                                                                                        
 kernel:  570.175481] Stack:                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                              
Message from syslogd@linux-6m6e at Aug 22 18:28:19 ...                                                                                                        
 kernel:  570.175492] Call Trace:                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                                              
Message from syslogd@linux-6m6e at Aug 22 18:28:19 ...                                                                                                        
 kernel:  570.175505] Code: c5 48 8d 86 38 e0 ff ff 83 e2 08 75 1e 31 d2 48 89 d1 0f 01 c8 0f ae f0 48 8b 86 38 e0 ff ff a8 08 75 08 b1 01 4c 89 e0 0f 01 c9 <e8> 47 57 dd ff 4c 29 e8 48 89 c7 e8 4c f1 da ff 4c 69 e0 40 42                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                                              
Message from syslogd@linux-6m6e at Aug 22 18:28:19 ...                                                                                                        
 kernel:  570.175586] Stack:                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                              
Message from syslogd@linux-6m6e at Aug 22 18:28:19 ...                                                                                                        
 kernel:  570.175593] Call Trace:                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                                              
Message from syslogd@linux-6m6e at Aug 22 18:28:19 ...                                                                                                        
 kernel:  570.175602] Code: c5 48 8d 86 38 e0 ff ff 83 e2 08 75 1e 31 d2 48 89 d1 0f 01 c8 0f ae f0 48 8b 86 38 e0 ff ff a8 08 75 08 b1 01 4c 89 e0 0f 01 c9 <e8> 47 57 dd ff 4c 29 e8 48 89 c7 e8 4c f1 da ff 4c 69 e0 40 42                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                                              
Message from syslogd@linux-6m6e at Aug 22 18:28:19 ...                                                                                                        
 kernel:  570.175690] Stack:                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                              
Message from syslogd@linux-6m6e at Aug 22 18:28:19 ...                                                                                                        
 kernel:  570.175701] Call Trace:                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                                              
Message from syslogd@linux-6m6e at Aug 22 18:28:19 ...                                                                                                        
 kernel:  570.175715] Code: c5 48 8d 86 38 e0 ff ff 83 e2 08 75 1e 31 d2 48 89 d1 0f 01 c8 0f ae f0 48 8b 86 38 e0 ff ff a8 08 75 08 b1 01 4c 89 e0 0f 01 c9 <e8> 47 57 dd ff 4c 29 e8 48 89 c7 e8 4c f1 da ff 4c 69 e0 40 42                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                                              
Message from syslogd@linux-6m6e at Aug 22 18:28:19 ...                                                                                                        
 kernel:  570.175795] Stack:                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                                              
Message from syslogd@linux-6m6e at Aug 22 18:28:19 ...                                                                                                        
 kernel:  570.175803] Call Trace:                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                                              
Message from syslogd@linux-6m6e at Aug 22 18:28:19 ...                                                                                                        
 kernel:  570.175812] Code: c5 48 8d 86 38 e0 ff ff 83 e2 08 75 1e 31 d2 48 89 d1 0f 01 c8 0f ae f0 48 8b 86 38 e0 ff ff a8 08 75 08 b1 01 4c 89 e0 0f 01 c9 <e8> 47 57 dd ff 4c 29 e8 48 89 c7 e8 4c f1 da ff 4c 69 e0 40 42

This is just one of the bursts so far. I have had 5 pairs since I restarted my PC with rc3. So, I think I shall revert back to kernel 3.0.3 as I am not sure what this latest problem might cause.

Thank You,

Has reference to the ‘code’
https://lkml.org/lkml/2011/8/15/112
http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/linux/kernel/1418067


Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
openSUSE 11.4 (x86_64) Kernel 2.6.37.6-0.7-desktop
up 5 days 6:43, 3 users, load average: 0.06, 0.09, 0.13
GPU GeForce 8600 GTS Silent - Driver Version: 280.13

Has reference to the ‘code’
https://lkml.org/lkml/2011/8/15/112
http://www.gossamer-threads.com/list…kernel/1418067

Humm, looks like Greek to me, but the errors I get with rc3 is a release killer for me so far and not a good sign for kernel 3.1 even as kernel 3.0.3 purrs like a kitten.

Thank You,

Currently running 3.1.0rc5-1 (vanilla) and 3.1.0rc4-4.4 (desktop). Both are quite stable, and -rc5 the quickest boot and running that I have seen in a few. All is not without problems: as noted in openSUSE 12.1 will have kernel 3.1, random problems with suspend are showing up (only on Intel HD graphics base), along with reoccurences of https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=704052, a bug definitely associated with the Intel HD graphics.

Currently running 3.1.0rc5-1 (vanilla) and 3.1.0rc4-4.4 (desktop). Both are quite stable, and -rc5 the quickest boot and running that I have seen in a few. All is not without problems: as noted in openSUSE 12.1 will have kernel 3.1, random problems with suspend are showing up (only on Intel HD graphics base), along with reoccurences of https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=704052, a bug definitely associated with the Intel HD graphics.

It is very nice to hear from you SeanMc98 and I thank you for taking the time to post what you have found in your testing on the latest kernel 3.1. Oddly, right this minute (16:29 CST on 9-7-11) kernel.org is offline. I thought I might fetch 3.1-rc5 myself and give it a try, but I guess it was not to be today. I must say that while it may be good news to hear kernel 3.1 is going into openSUSE 12.1, I have not had good luck with the kernel 3.1 myself so far and with the latest security breaches at kernel.org, I wonder if sticking with kernel 3.0 might not have been a better idea. I guess only time will tell for sure.

Thank You,

See openSUSE 12.1 will have kernel 3.1

So I built and installed kernel 3.1-rc6 but I continued to have the same problem as seen in rc5 as stated in message 7 of this thread with notification going off screen with some kind of complaint (from Notifications & jobs). Its got me worried that what ever the issue is will make it into openSUSE 12.1 now that kernel 3.1 has been committed to it. To install kernel 3.1-rc6, look at the blog I have on a script that can be used to fetch rc6 from git hub while kernel.org is still down.

gitksf - Git Kernel Source File to Tarball Creator- Version 1.00 - Blogs - openSUSE Forums

malcolmlewis had indicated in message 8 that the problem I was seeing was likely an already known issue.

Thank You,

You had indicated (in message 7) that this problem occurred at -rc3. Unfortunately (or perhaps, fortunately), I missed testing -rc3. At subsequent kernels, -rc4 and -rc5, I did not experience tis problem. Some power-management/screensaver problems appear resolved as of 3.1.0-rc5-4.1.

Thanks for the info on an alternate kernel source. The kernel changes have been more frequent in the /HEAD repositories, and I shall use this alternate source for -rc6 if needed.

I had some reservations about the 3.1 kernel passing muster for the 12.1 release. From the change/git logs, a lot of effort has been targeted at the Sandy/Ivy Bridge platforms, as well as the power management areas. As for 12.1, -M5 appears good-to-go with Gnome and the 3.1-rc5 kernel, but 1.22+kernel+KDE 4.7.1 is not quite there. In fact, I have just scrapped that, and am rebuilding from the DVD and adding the kernel. This takes a surprisingly small amount of time!

More later …

So today I reinstalled kernel 3.1.-rc6, made from the very latest kernel source files. See my script here in message 21 for details:

Build vbox kernel modules against 3.1.0-rc5 (vanilla) - Page 3

Doing it this was it is hard to determine if kernel 3.1-rc6 is in its final release or just a work in progress. However, with the Notification errors I was getting before, I decided I would give the latest nVIDIA beta driver a try at the same time, in the off chance this was the issue. I have found nVIDIA driver version 285.03 for 64 bit at this link:

NVIDIA - Download Drivers

So, I have the two new versions loaded (kernel & nVIDIA) and so far so good. No error messages in the last hour anyway. I shall keep you posted.

Thank You,

So it has been a couple of days now and kernel 3.1-rc6 is still running without any errors. Once again, I am thinking that something was amiss in the nVIDIA driver 280.13 since after installing the nVIDIA beta driver version 285.03. Now that the kernel.org is still down, it is hard to know if kernel 3.1-rc6 has been released as whole or if we are in some kind of holding pattern until kernel.org comes back up. Still, I am very happy to see this latest release working just fine for me with my typical setup.

Thank You,

Good info James
Thanks for posting

Running kernel 3-1.rc6-2.1 since availability in the /HEAD repositories, now about 3 1/2 days. Solid, no significant errors, although -rc6 exposed an omission during my recent 11.4 rebuild on a new HD. Kernel 3.1.rc6 quickly exhibited significantly higher CPU, specifically npviewer. Dropping back to the -rc5 and -rc4 kernels did not exhibit such behavior. Sure enough, I had skipped the Adobe “Flash” 64-bit upgrade! Upgraded Flash and -rc6 purrs smoothly!

One new symptom, apparently with little or no impact, is the appearance during boot of


Sep 19 19:42:00 linux-dobl modem-manager: ModemManager (version 0.4) starting...
Sep 19 19:42:00 linux-dobl modem-manager: Loaded plugin Option High-Speed
Sep 19 19:42:00 linux-dobl modem-manager: Loaded plugin MotoC
Sep 19 19:42:00 linux-dobl modem-manager: Loaded plugin SimTech
Sep 19 19:42:00 linux-dobl modem-manager: Loaded plugin Generic
Sep 19 19:42:00 linux-dobl modem-manager: Loaded plugin Huawei
Sep 19 19:42:00 linux-dobl modem-manager: Loaded plugin Longcheer
Sep 19 19:42:00 linux-dobl modem-manager: Loaded plugin AnyData
Sep 19 19:42:00 linux-dobl modem-manager: Loaded plugin Gobi
Sep 19 19:42:00 linux-dobl modem-manager: Loaded plugin ZTE
Sep 19 19:42:00 linux-dobl modem-manager: Loaded plugin Option
Sep 19 19:42:00 linux-dobl modem-manager: Loaded plugin Nokia
Sep 19 19:42:00 linux-dobl modem-manager: Loaded plugin Sierra
Sep 19 19:42:00 linux-dobl modem-manager: Loaded plugin Ericsson MBM
Sep 19 19:42:00 linux-dobl modem-manager: Loaded plugin Novatel
Sep 19 19:42:00 linux-dobl modem-manager: (tty/ttyS0): port's parent platform driver is not whitelisted
Sep 19 19:42:00 linux-dobl modem-manager: (tty/ttyS1): port's parent platform driver is not whitelisted
Sep 19 19:42:00 linux-dobl modem-manager: (tty/ttyS2): port's parent platform driver is not whitelisted
Sep 19 19:42:00 linux-dobl modem-manager: (tty/ttyS3): port's parent platform driver is not whitelisted
Sep 19 19:42:00 linux-dobl modem-manager: (tty/ttyS4): port's parent platform driver is not whitelisted
Sep 19 19:42:00 linux-dobl modem-manager: (tty/ttyS5): port's parent platform driver is not whitelisted
Sep 19 19:42:00 linux-dobl modem-manager: (tty/ttyS6): port's parent platform driver is not whitelisted
Sep 19 19:42:00 linux-dobl modem-manager: (tty/ttyS7): port's parent platform driver is not whitelisted

One other behavior problem occurs, strangely enough, under Gnome only. After screensaver is initiated, a subsequent dimming of the display in power management is not recoverable, necessitating a logout at a minimum or a re-boot. Curiously, KDE does not experience this problem. Regression to kernel -rc5 and -rc4 does not exhibit this problem.

A quick check of bugzilla was of fruitless, and, of course, kernel.org is temporarily unavailable. Since the above issues, albeit minor, occur only under the 3.1.rc6 kernel, I await the resurrection of bugzilla.kernel.org.

Next step is install of 3.1.rc6 on 12.1M5, currently a Gnome3-only environment.

Thanks so much for your detailed comments SeanMc98, always like to hear how you are doing with the latest kernel version. And caf4926, thanks for you kind words. They are very much appreciated.

Thank You,

I am running a live gnome right now build 295 and it has kernel 3.1.0 rc6-2