testing 5.10 kernel

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  • #88478
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    Brian Masinick

      anti said: “I find it very hard to believe that upstream kernel.org has not fixed this.”

      I believe the way to find out is to examine kernel.org. Frankly I think that’s a better chance of getting something resolved in this particular kernel release group.

      http://kernel.org/ has a 5.10.142 kernel available.

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      #88479
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      Brian Masinick
        #88480
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        Wallon

          I thank Robin for giving me the commands to use. Everything went very well for the installation. No errors.

          I tested the new kernel (linux-image-5.10.142-antix.2-amd64-smp_5.10.142-antix.2-amd64-smp-1_amd64) and ran several programs (Firefox, Firofox ESR, Google Chrome, LibreOffice, zzzFM, youtube…) with the file to prevent screen tearing. It remains stable with my Dell Latitude Intel CPU.

          Small problem, I did “sudo apt update” after installing the new kernel. It installed 34 packages and wanted to make a new GRUB. I managed to get out of the procedure so as not to reinstall a new GRUB.

          Well I don’t know if it’s normal but before the installation of this 5.10 kernel, all the packages were up to date.

          anticapitalista has done a nice job that will certainly bring better compatibility with Intel CPUs.

          Congratulations.

          #88483
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          olsztyn

            Tested second version of kernel 5.10.142 on antiX 21 runit Live. Previous issues appear gone. Seems to work well so far.
            So far tested on Thinkpad T410 and Thinkpad X61 (Core2Duo) from about 2007, Intel i915.

            – Recognizes USB.
            – Power-off works.
            – Network works
            – Internet browser works.
            – SMB appears to work fine

            So far no issues noticed.
            Thanks anticapitalista…

            Live antiX Boot Options (Previously posted by Xecure):
            http://antixlinuxfan.miraheze.org/wiki/Table_of_antiX_Boot_Parameters

            #88490
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            caprea

              This looks quite promising.No problems and no freezes with the 5.10.142 kernel so far.
              It runs well with the intel driver and the modesetting driver.Many thanks.

              System:
                Host: antix1 Kernel: 5.10.142-antix.2-amd64-smp arch: x86_64 bits: 64
                  Desktop: IceWM v: 2.9.9
                  Distro: antiX-21_x64-full Grup Yorum 31 October 2021
              Machine:
                Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 20AWS3RH00 v: ThinkPad T440p
                  serial: <superuser required>
                Mobo: LENOVO model: 20AWS3RH00 serial: <superuser required>
                  UEFI: LENOVO v: GLETA0WW (2.54 ) date: 08/27/2019
              Battery:
                ID-1: BAT0 charge: 40.5 Wh (100.0%) condition: 40.5/56.2 Wh (72.1%)
              CPU:
                Info: dual core Intel Core i5-4300M [MT MCP] speed (MHz): avg: 2594
                  min/max: 800/3300
              Graphics:
                Device-1: Intel 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics driver: i915
                  v: kernel
                Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 1.20.11 driver: X: loaded: modesetting
                  unloaded: fbdev,vesa gpu: i915 resolution: 1366x768~60Hz
                OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 4600 (HSW GT2)
                  v: 4.5 Mesa 20.3.5
              Network:
                Device-1: Intel Ethernet I217-LM driver: e1000e
                Device-2: Intel Wireless 7260 driver: iwlwifi
              Drives:
                Local Storage: total: 126.11 GiB used: 32.66 GiB (25.9%)
              Info:
                Processes: 184 Uptime: 3h 5m Memory: 11.58 GiB used: 1.6 GiB (13.8%)
                Shell: Bash inxi: 3.3.19
              
              #88494
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              olsztyn

                Tested second version of kernel 5.10.142 on antiX 21 runit Live. Previous issues appear gone. Seems to work well so far.
                So far tested on Thinkpad T410 and Thinkpad X61 (Core2Duo) from about 2007, Intel i915.

                Update:
                – Tested also on Thinkpad T520 – nVidia NVS 4200 Nuveau driver. All appears to work fine.

                Additional observations:
                – Just rudimentary observation (not scientific benchmark): I may be wrong but it seems to me that antiX with the new kernel 5.10.142 appears to have a bit smaller memory footprint than with kernel 5.10.104. Just a few Mb, but this is something noticeable in all my tested laptops. Is this possible at all… Perhaps my wishful thinking that affects my vision…
                – antiX with the new kernel recovers memory very nicely. No significant memory leaks noticed. Seems even better than with kernel 5.10.104. Again very subjective observation…

                So far I do like the new kernel very much and may flip all instances of antiX to the new one very soon…
                Again, thanks to anticapitalista for advancing this key component to the new level…

                Live antiX Boot Options (Previously posted by Xecure):
                http://antixlinuxfan.miraheze.org/wiki/Table_of_antiX_Boot_Parameters

                #88499
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                olsztyn

                  Just rudimentary observation (not scientific benchmark): I may be wrong but it seems to me that antiX with the new kernel 5.10.142 appears to have a bit smaller memory footprint than with kernel 5.10.104. Just a few Mb, but this is something noticeable in all my tested laptops.

                  Update:
                  This might not be necessarily the new kernel to be entirely credited for smaller memory footprint of antiX after all… Today’s antiX edition being tested with new kernel also includes today’s available update of bunch of libs. Otherwise the composition and configuration is exactly the same copy. Out of curiosity I will try to determine if it is kernel’s merit…
                  Interim measurement:
                  Today’s copy of antiX 21 runit Live (with new kernel) of pre-established composition has about 10Mb smaller memory footprint than yesterday’s one on the same laptop (T410). Smaller footprint is also observed on two other (different models) laptops, although different gain.

                  Now I am curious if testing of antiX community reveals any issues with the new kernel and on what hardware…

                  Live antiX Boot Options (Previously posted by Xecure):
                  http://antixlinuxfan.miraheze.org/wiki/Table_of_antiX_Boot_Parameters

                  #88501
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                  Brian Masinick

                    Trying to put together some history on the 5.10 kernel; here’s some pre-release news:
                    http://www.zdnet.com/article/linux-5-10-finally-ditches-decades-old-tool-that-caused-security-bugs/

                    More to come; hopefully it will help us pinpoint the source of the kernel problem.

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                    #88502
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                    Brian Masinick

                      Here is the link for the release of 5.10:
                      http://9to5linux.com/linux-kernel-5-10-lts-officially-released-this-is-whats-new

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                      #88503
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                      olsztyn

                        This might not be necessarily the new kernel to be entirely credited for smaller memory footprint of antiX after all…

                        Update 2:
                        My subsequent testing confirms it is the new kernel (5.10.142) to be credited for smaller memory footprint vs. 5.10.104, after all…

                        – On my master with kernel 5.10.104 I implemented today’s update of bunch of libs.
                        – Remastered and created new copy of antiX 21 runit Live
                        – Having two copies of antiX Live with kernel being the only difference, booted on the same machine (T410)
                        – Copy of antiX 21 with the new kernel 5.10.142 had smaller memory footprint (difference being 10Mb) than antiX with kernel 5.10.104

                        Please anyone correct me if my testing procedure is not conclusive in any way…
                        Surprising as it is, seems that later version of kernel seems more memory efficient than the older one. Perhaps some optimization has been accomplished…
                        Memory management seems outstanding too (no memory leak of any significance at all that I notice)…

                        Live antiX Boot Options (Previously posted by Xecure):
                        http://antixlinuxfan.miraheze.org/wiki/Table_of_antiX_Boot_Parameters

                        #88504
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                        Brian Masinick
                          #88505
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                          Brian Masinick
                            #88506
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                            Brian Masinick

                              5.10 monitor issues:

                              http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=262208

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                              #88507
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                              Brian Masinick

                                http://www.linuxcompatible.org/story/linux-kernel-51017-released/

                                5.10.17 LTS kernel update

                                Reporting issues
                                The short guide (aka TL;DR) —
                                http://www.kernel.org/doc/html/latest/admin-guide/reporting-issues.html

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                                #88508
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                                Brian Masinick

                                  Ubuntu 5.10 LTS kernel —
                                  http://packages.ubuntu.com/focal/linux-image-5.10.0-1014-oem

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