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Oldest known kernel used on your current main machine
2.4.0 or older-2.4.37
10%
 10%  [ 4 ]
2.6.0-2.6.10
5%
 5%  [ 2 ]
2.6.11-2.6.20
5%
 5%  [ 2 ]
2.6.21-2.6.30
26%
 26%  [ 10 ]
2.6.31-2.6.39
7%
 7%  [ 3 ]
3.0-3.9
7%
 7%  [ 3 ]
3.10-3.19
21%
 21%  [ 8 ]
4.0-4.2
5%
 5%  [ 2 ]
4.3-4.6
7%
 7%  [ 3 ]
I run Windows (or other OS), you insenstive clod
2%
 2%  [ 1 ]
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 12:22 pm    Post subject: What was the first kernel you ran on your current machine Reply with quote

My desktop is growing a little long in the tooth. In cleaning up old kernel modules I saw that my kernel modules from my migration to 64bit is still present. The first kernels were thus even older. The oldest kernel modules dir on my current machine is 2.6.25-r7. Which kernel was the first for your system?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NTwoO,

Raspberry Pi3 in 64 bit mode needs 4.5.0 and later.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool! Pi as main gentoo machine!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Must have been something pre-2.6.30, amd64 from the beginnin, Thinkpad X200s still going strong many years later. 8)
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha...I almost hate to admit that I'm still nursing an astonishingly old x86 machine here. Interestingly I still had the stage1-x86-2005.0.tar.bz2 tarball and the portage-20050801.tar.bz2 in /, so I can verify for sure that I started out with gentoo-sources-2.4.28.

I do extensive LAMP development on this machine with no problems, and boot up (with OpenRC) inside of about a half a minute. Really shows you just how bloated other operating systems are getting.

EDIT: I saw 14% for "2.4.0 or older-2.4.37" and was surprised it was that high until I realized that 14% was me...haha. I might end up with the record here.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

3.12.21 on this box! Although its predecessor started on a 2.2-series kernel on a P150...!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I only installed gentoo on my current machine three or four days ago, so 4.1.15. -_-

I used gentoo back in the early 2000's (at least judging by my old posts.. I don't have that great a memory to remember 10+ years ago), and decided to come back a few days ago. I installed Linux on my laptop this past Tuesday. Next decision to make is whether or not I want to replace Windows on my desktop too.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Current desktop/laptop are 6 years old, so without looking up release dates I'd guess 2.6.2x. I remember the laptop not initially having rt2800pci for a few months...
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Code:
balapapa ~ # uname -a | cowsay
 _________________________________________
/ Linux balapapa 4.1.12-gentoo #1 SMP Sat \
| Nov 7 09:28:26 CET 2015 x86_64 Intel(R) |
| Core(TM) i7-6700K CPU @ 4.00GHz         |
\ GenuineIntel GNU/Linux                  /
 -----------------------------------------
        \   ^__^
         \  (oo)\_______
            (__)\       )\/\
                ||----w |
                ||     ||


I replaced my CPU / mobo / RAM last month, and I'm still using the old kernel from my 2010 i7-930 setup. I've tried the 4.1.15 kernel, but have an issue with the video card which I haven't bothered to investigate yet.

My first kernel on a Gentoo system was 2.4 something.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unlike NeddySeagoon, i don't have any Raspberry Pi example to hide that i don't remember it :)
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last time I refreshed mobo/cpu/ram on the desktop machine was in late 2013.
That was before the 4.x release so it will have been in the 3.10-3.19 bracket.
Oldest kernel image for the desktop I still keep on boot partition is 3.18.14 .
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 10:34 pm    Post subject: Define lineage? Reply with quote

I plugged in 2.6.11 and later because my main box has had its root drive transferred or cloned from one box to another over the last 10 years or more. The chain got broken once, but that was a long time ago. I don't even remember if I started playing with gentoo while 2.4.x was still the main kernel or not. I started with ydrigsil way back when and then got into redhat (pre-rhel) and mandrake for work until switching to gentoo around 2002 or 3.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I assume I started out with gentoo-sources, and genlop has a record of 2.6.23 for that.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Your current machine" is a quite ambiguous term, when you change parts of it over many years. I've still got files in my /home dating from 1989, when I bought my first PC, a 12 MHz AT clone with a 20 MB HDD and MS-DOS 3.3. The ghost in that machine somehow still lingers on in my present configuration.

I didn't think of genlop until I saw arnvidr's reply. My current disk stack (2*1 TB in RAID-1 for system, 4*2 TB in RAID-5 for /home) is from 2012, when I rebuilt the system from scratch:

Code:
Thu Sep 27 02:02:43 2012 >>> sys-kernel/gentoo-sources-3.4.9


Some day I'm going to replace the system disks with a couple of SSDs, and then I'll do a complete system reinstallation. But it will still be the same machine, I figure.
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fun with kernels https://imgur.com/HCmc27V
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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2016 6:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

head -n 4 /usr/src/config/2.6.20-gentoo-r4:
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# Automatically generated make config: don't edit
# Linux kernel version: 2.6.20-gentoo-r4
# Wed Mar 28 11:02:12 2007

There would have been a previous running kernel from the install cd, but that would have been the first built by me.

best ... khay
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