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PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2005 8:55 pm    Post subject: 2.6.11-rc3-nitro0: Giant Flaming Pandas Of Doom Reply with quote

REISER4 PEOPLE: USE 8K STACKS!
NVIDIA PEOPLE: MAKE SURE NVAGP IS SET TO 2 IN YOUR XORG.CONF
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2.6.11-rc3 #newest kernel version
reiser4
vesafb-tng #still works
chmp #usb mouse polling patch
inotify #newer version
config-nr-tty-devices
cflags-selection-for-nitro #change cflags for kernel
ck1 #latest ck patch
alsa 1.0.8
linux-2.6.10-cpad.diff
swsusp2+win4lin #see note; new version
varstacks #thanks Tiger683
lufs
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+tux


There is no experimental version for this release. Yet.

I suppose that the only "new" thing in this release is tux. Everything you would expect in a nitro is here, and it runs fantastically.

Nvidia drivers DO work with this kernel. If you're having issues, try using kernel agpgart and/or downloading the linked nvidia-kernel directory (goes in your $PORTDIR_OVERLAY/media-video) and using the newest ebuild in there that I made. It adjusts some stuff that's new since rc2 and avoids this:
Con Kolivas wrote:
Nvidia is completely borked with 2.6.11-rc2. The number of changes required to get it going is getting ridiculous so unless someone can send me a patch to do it all in one go there is not much hope of getting compatibility working.


I wonder if I he knows that nitro has accounted for this...

Insane stack users: Here is basically how it works (unless I'm completely mistaken). The smaller the stack size, the less memory stuff will use. The larger the stack size, the more memory it will use AND the faster stuff will work (to an extent I suppose). I'm not sure how noticible it would be and I'm sticking to 4k stacks myself. No guarantees that everything will work with stack sizes other than 4k and 8k!

fbsplash should work now. Genetic scheduling is out again and probably isn't coming back.

SEMI-NEW:
This kernel bears the "Darckness Gaming Seal Of Approval". This means that it's a kernel that I can play World of Warcraft and other intense games without issues on. Of course I test it for other stuff as well, but I remember always being frustrated when I couldn't find a good fps-guaranteed kernel. From now on, I will put the seal of approval on any nitros (or other kernels if people really want me to...) that I deem worthy of my use in various gaming worlds. For those of you wondering why I think I'm qualified to have my own Seal Of Approval, check out my awesome World Of Warcraft Howto. I'll probably be posting a couple other gaming howtos in the near future as well.

I think that about covers everything regarding this release...

For a cool automotive background picture made by M@rijn, go here.

For a Gentoo-related background by pifactorial, go here (1920x1200) or here (non-seppe size)

For an awesome "chipset-based" background by hermes_jr, check here (1280x1024)
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seppe sized

Anyone else wanna make some nitro-related backgrounds?

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nvidia-kernel

Install directions courtesy of BlinkEye:
Quote:

1. download the ebuild
2. mkdir -p /usr/local/portage/sys-kernel/nitro-sources
3. mv the ebuild to /usr/local/portage/sys-kernel/nitro-sources (or wherever your PORTDIR_OVERLAY points to)
4. open /etc/portage/package.keywords (if it doesn't exist create it)
5. add "sys-kernel/nitro-sources ~x86" without the quotes and with the appropriate architecture (for me its ~x86")
6. ebuild nitro-sources-2.6.10-r4.ebuild digest
7. emerge nitro-sources
8. cd /usr/src/ and behold your nitro-sources
9. remerge any modules (nvidia...)


Also be sure to check out my ideas on genkernel. Anyone who can contribute to realizing some of the ideas in that thread would be most appreciated.

NEW!
Behold in all of its glory, we have here something wild and untamed. Something to set your teeth on edge. Straight from my logs we have:
THE NITRO-DEV FILES!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2005 1:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Going smooth... ;)

All working... well, at least the stuff i've tested.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2005 1:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nvagp=2 means "use agpart" no?

so how could this use the nvidia agp driver? Or did you mean just the nvidia display drivers?

*edit: maybe a stupid question, but where is agp support in the kernel config these days? Should be under Graphics support if I'm not mistaking, but can't find it...

Is it built-in by default now?

*edit2: well, compiled it without agp support, and this WORKS!
I have nvagp=1 in xorg.conf, I used the overlay driver and it works!

doesn't look like I'm using agppart at all...
You might actually have found the definitive fix for 2.6.11 - nvidia!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2005 2:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rainmaker: 2 means to use kernel agpgart. The nvidia agpgart is broken since rc2. In the kernel you can find agpgart in Character Devices.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2005 2:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

well, I seem to be lucky then, because it works without agp support enabled in my kernel and with nvagp=1 in xorg.conf
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2005 2:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice work!! 8) 8)
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2005 2:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darckness, if u want the lirc patch, i have the newest 0.7.1-pre1 for 2.6.11

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2005 3:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tiger683: :D :D :D
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2005 5:14 am    Post subject: Amd64 Support Reply with quote

Hi, thanks for a great patchset... Is it on purpose that this one (2.6.11-nitro0) isn't marked ~amd64? It certainly doesn't compile on mine, it fails even on the very first file:
Code:
  CC      arch/x86_64/kernel/asm-offsets.s
arch/x86_64/kernel/asm-offsets.c: In function `main':
arch/x86_64/kernel/asm-offsets.c:65: error: invalid application of `sizeof' to incomplete type `pbe'
arch/x86_64/kernel/asm-offsets.c:66: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
arch/x86_64/kernel/asm-offsets.c:67: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
make[1]: *** [arch/x86_64/kernel/asm-offsets.s] Error 1
make: *** [arch/x86_64/kernel/asm-offsets.s] Error 2


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2005 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HazarT: I never mark any of them ~amd64 because I have no way of testing them on that architecture. I think I'll be getting a couple machines of that variant to play with soon, so this may change in the near future.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2005 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rainmaker wrote:
well, I seem to be lucky then, because it works without agp support enabled in my kernel and with nvagp=1 in xorg.conf


Same here, and nvidia binary (and vmware modules) installed fine (no need here for overlay)

Great! :D
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2005 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[EDIT]
---snipp---
[/EDIT]

s**t, this kernel is getting even more b0rked every day.... be back when it stops dumping on me... :(

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2005 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't compile it :(

Code:

  AR      arch/i386/lib/lib.a
  GEN     .version
  CHK     include/linux/compile.h
  UPD     include/linux/compile.h
  CC      init/version.o
  LD      init/built-in.o
  LD      .tmp_vmlinux1
fs/built-in.o(.text+0xfd37a): In function `fh_verify':
: undefined reference to `export_op_default'
fs/built-in.o(.text+0xfd7b6): In function `_fh_update':
: undefined reference to `export_op_default'
fs/built-in.o(.text+0xfda8c): In function `fh_compose':
: undefined reference to `export_op_default'
fs/built-in.o(.text+0xfddaa): In function `fh_update':
: undefined reference to `export_op_default'
fs/built-in.o(.text+0x10163d): In function `check_export':
: undefined reference to `find_exported_dentry'
make: *** [.tmp_vmlinux1] Error 1


WTF ?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2005 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

a13x: are you using FAT/xfs/nfsd/ntfs/exportfs/reiserfs/reiser4/isofs? If so, which?

Everyone:
Behold in all of its glory, we have here something wild and untamed. Something to set your teeth on edge. Straight from my logs we have:
THE NITRO-DEV FILES!

Tiger683: me too :D
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2005 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

updated my sig.... ;) ;) :D
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 1:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The swsusp2 causes kernel panic and crashes. Not working for me.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This kernel has a potential of screwing everything up, just name it...
I wish it decided to screw itself and turn into hurd....

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 9:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Amd64 Support Reply with quote

HazarT wrote:
Hi, thanks for a great patchset... Is it on purpose that this one (2.6.11-nitro0) isn't marked ~amd64? It certainly doesn't compile on mine, it fails even on the very first file:
Code:
  CC      arch/x86_64/kernel/asm-offsets.s
arch/x86_64/kernel/asm-offsets.c: In function `main':
arch/x86_64/kernel/asm-offsets.c:65: error: invalid application of `sizeof' to incomplete type `pbe'
arch/x86_64/kernel/asm-offsets.c:66: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
arch/x86_64/kernel/asm-offsets.c:67: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
make[1]: *** [arch/x86_64/kernel/asm-offsets.s] Error 1
make: *** [arch/x86_64/kernel/asm-offsets.s] Error 2


Regards, Johan


http://www.evil-sources.org/fix-x86_64-asm-offsets.patch, that fixes it for me and it doesn't seem to have any negative side-effects, ignore the -mm base of this patch because it only adds an ifdef around the offending code.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

only with the *.11 version of nitro my x session reach the 100% cpu usage :(

with *.10 and morph-sources-r22 works all fine :(
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 10:50 pm    Post subject: X still freezes Reply with quote

Even with this release and the new Nvidia driver, X freezes with ~100% CPU usage. I can ssh in and sigkill it, but I would like to have a stable kernel above 2.6.10 :? Very interesting for me is that the crashes very often happen during high disk activity (merging to / :( , or using locate or find)

Code:
bash-2.05b$ cat /proc/driver/nvidia/agp/status
Status:          Enabled
Driver:          AGPGART
AGP Rate:        4x
Fast Writes:     Disabled
SBA:             Disabled
bash-2.05b$ cat /proc/driver/nvidia/version
NVRM version: NVIDIA Linux x86 NVIDIA Kernel Module  1.0-6629  Wed Nov  3 13:12:51 PST 2004
GCC version:  gcc version 3.3.5 (Gentoo Linux 3.3.5-r1, ssp-3.3.2-3, pie-8.7.7.1)


FF,

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2005 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

galiza_ceive wrote:
Rainmaker wrote:
well, I seem to be lucky then, because it works without agp support enabled in my kernel and with nvagp=1 in xorg.conf


Same here, and nvidia binary (and vmware modules) installed fine (no need here for overlay)

Great! :D


I have to chime in here to say me too! I mistakingly assumed I was using agpgart from the kernel as I had made the xorg.conf change to force agpgart over nvagp. To my surprise I discovered only today that I don't even have agpgart support enabled in the kernel. I have not been having any issues either.

On another note, I do need to report that swsusp2 is not working. At least resume doesn't work -- just get a black screen on resume. I think I saw mention of some kernel panics and I will check for that to confirm it.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2005 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dedeaux: Unfortunately I'm unable to test the swsusp stuff since I don't use it. I think I know what's wrong though, and I'll get it fixed for the next release.

.PsYcHo: It should if you apply it manually...
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2005 12:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

I was wondering if the Nvidia patch also works under Debian?

Other than that great patch.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2005 2:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CRAPOLA.

I'm getting exactly the same thing!

$(%(^*%#@##!

I've really worked myself into a corner now. The last nitro, would lock up on me randomly, this one doesn't compile. I built my system with reiserfs4, so I need a state of the art kernel (or at least one with reiser4 and works with nvidia) :(

G

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I can't compile it :(

Code:

  AR      arch/i386/lib/lib.a
  GEN     .version
  CHK     include/linux/compile.h
  UPD     include/linux/compile.h
  CC      init/version.o
  LD      init/built-in.o
  LD      .tmp_vmlinux1
fs/built-in.o(.text+0xfd37a): In function `fh_verify':
: undefined reference to `export_op_default'
fs/built-in.o(.text+0xfd7b6): In function `_fh_update':
: undefined reference to `export_op_default'
fs/built-in.o(.text+0xfda8c): In function `fh_compose':
: undefined reference to `export_op_default'
fs/built-in.o(.text+0xfddaa): In function `fh_update':
: undefined reference to `export_op_default'
fs/built-in.o(.text+0x10163d): In function `check_export':
: undefined reference to `find_exported_dentry'
make: *** [.tmp_vmlinux1] Error 1


WTF ?

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2005 2:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gserack: Look up a few posts. Someone else had that problem and never got back to me.
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