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Are you using kernel 2.6?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2003 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wait...are the gentoo-dev-sources different from the 2.6 sources on kernel.org ?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2003 11:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm running 2.6.0-gentoo on my desktopbox.
specs:2x333 celeron,gf2mx400,512 mb ram cas2,bt878,sblive.
Upgraded from 2.6.0-test11, which was my first >2.4 kernel in Gentoo. I tried to setup a 2.6 kernel in my last distro, Debian.(Offtopic :P),
I like it a lot personally, the overall systeem seems more spiffy under heavy load.
Tried the new 55xx detonators for linux, but they weren't as nice as the 44xx for my system however...
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2003 3:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovechild wrote:
Wow that sounds like the scheduler is spinning around forever.

Could you try this small fix up - if its bizare scheduler issue it might be nice to try the latest interactivity change to see if you are staving the queue. (low change but it have been observed)

http://ck.kolivas.org/patches/2.6/2.6.0/patch-2.6.0-O21int

This entire thread might be of interest - Ingo is cooking up an erreta for the scheduler soon with a lot of small fixes.

http://www.ussg.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0312.2/0864.html

And I would like you to report this to lkml if it doesnt die with 2.6.1 (or the next -mm release), it would be very helpful to get the real hackers looking at this issue since it have been confirmed by a lot of users according to you.



Okay, applied the patch to 2.6.0-test11-mm1 (don't have 2.6.0-mm1 yet, it's not in portage :P ):

Code:
entropy linux-2.6.0-test11-mm1 # patch -p1 < patch-2.6.0-O21int
patching file kernel/sched.c
Hunk #2 succeeded at 1342 (offset 1 line).
Hunk #3 succeeded at 1431 (offset 1 line).
Hunk #4 succeeded at 1546 (offset -12 lines).
Hunk #5 succeeded at 2814 (offset -6 lines).


Did a make clean, re-compiled, rebooted, still get the same sort of lag time running the game.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2003 3:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

With 2.4 I have a laptop with all hardware working properly, including apm/suspend. It will stay that way for a few months more. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2003 4:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovechild wrote:
dice wrote:
Houn wrote:
I'm liking the responsiveness, though it doesn't seem to play nice with NWN, causing a 30-60 wait for the game to load (evidently I'm not the only one with 2.6.0 and this "problem", though no one on the bioware forums has figured it out last I checked), but it still plays normally.


You mean like after you run ./nwn and before you get the *ding* when you can get to the menu to load up your game? I just figured that was game load time, never tried to play NWN under anything other than 2.5/2.6 :-\


Wow that sounds like the scheduler is spinning around forever.

Could you try this small fix up - if its bizare scheduler issue it might be nice to try the latest interactivity change to see if you are staving the queue. (low change but it have been observed)

http://ck.kolivas.org/patches/2.6/2.6.0/patch-2.6.0-O21int

This entire thread might be of interest - Ingo is cooking up an erreta for the scheduler soon with a lot of small fixes.

http://www.ussg.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0312.2/0864.html

And I would like you to report this to lkml if it doesnt die with 2.6.1 (or the next -mm release), it would be very helpful to get the real hackers looking at this issue since it have been confirmed by a lot of users according to you.


Yeah, I applied it to gentoo-dev-sources, no changes. If you're up to it, perhaps we should move this discussion over to https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=117086 where I started it the first time, instead of cluttering up this fine thread with it ;)

*edit* pasted wrong link, heh
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2003 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dice wrote:

Okay, applied the patch to 2.6.0-test11-mm1 (don't have 2.6.0-mm1 yet, it's not in portage :P ):


I had a few problems with 2.6.0-mm1 so it'd pay to wait till mm2.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2003 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2.6.0-love1 -- Radeon 9000 Pro (ati-drivers-3.2.0), Audigy 2 (ALSA), etc.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2003 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

running 2.6.0-love1 now. works great.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2003 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'm using SELinux, you insensitive clod!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2003 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Using 2.6.0, and it runs just fine
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 25, 2003 9:25 pm    Post subject: Been using 2.6.0 stable Reply with quote

Have been using 2.6.0 stable without too many problems. I did run into a few problems:

LVM broke -- even with lvm2 emerged -- since it turned out evms was being started up first (dmsetup would mess up the striped partitions). Preventing evms_activate from being called first fixed this.

ATAPI burning in cdrecord works but dvd burns are at 1X only (haven't had time to figure this one out).

The wintv pvr250 card is still down since I couldn't get ivtv to compile.

Strangest of all, the e100 driver loads perfectly but the intel ethernet card refuses to transfer packet. Fortunately, the eepro100 driver brings up the card perfectly. Has anybody else had this problem (this may be because the e100 card seems to share an irq with the soundblaster card).
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2003 12:38 am    Post subject: 2.6.0 kick ass!!!! Reply with quote

Linux BlackHawk 2.6.0 #3 Thu Dec 25 06:19:25 EASST 2003 i686 Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux

cat /proc/cpuinfo

processor : 0
vendor_id : GenuineIntel
cpu family : 15
model : 2
model name : Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz
stepping : 7
cpu MHz : 3077.360
cache size : 512 KB
fdiv_bug : no
hlt_bug : no
f00f_bug : no
coma_bug : no
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 2
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe cid
bogomips : 6078.46

cat /proc/meminfo

MemTotal: 514100 kB
MemFree: 112372 kB
Buffers: 37924 kB
Cached: 231968 kB
SwapCached: 0 kB
Active: 246496 kB
Inactive: 106576 kB
HighTotal: 0 kB
HighFree: 0 kB
LowTotal: 514100 kB
LowFree: 112372 kB
SwapTotal: 152608 kB
SwapFree: 152608 kB
Dirty: 716 kB
Writeback: 0 kB
Mapped: 117872 kB
Slab: 40252 kB
Committed_AS: 297192 kB
PageTables: 1600 kB
VmallocTotal: 516024 kB
VmallocUsed: 37296 kB
VmallocChunk: 478528 kB
HugePages_Total: 0
HugePages_Free: 0
Hugepagesize: 4096 kB


Danm im compiling kde in the background and listening to xmms and browsing the web!!

I LOVE THE 2.6.0 KERNEL!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2003 2:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since 2.5.4x I think, (or was it earlier?).
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 26, 2003 3:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

using it since test9... it works great..
Code:

saint@localhost saint $ uname -a
Linux localhost 2.6.0-gentoo #8 Sat Dec 20 07:32:21 EST 2003 i686 Pentium III (Coppermine) GenuineIntel GNU/Linux

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2003 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Took the plunge and went for gentoo-dev-sources-2.6.0 this morning (up from gentoo-sources-2.4.20-r9). So far it's been great!

I haven't noticed any speed improvements (being on an Athlon XP2000) but I like the fact that my motherboard's temperature sensors are supported (so no real need for lm_sensors) and ALSA is now built in, so no more having to re-emerge those after a kernel upgrade!

It took a few goes to get the configuration right but here's a fantastic advantage for those still to try 2.6. If you change the configuration and recompile the kernel, only the changed bits are recompiled (i.e. the whole kernel isn't recompiled) which dramatically cuts down the wait simply because you have to change a few options. So you should solve a few "configuration change" problems in a far quicker time.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2003 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

S wrote:
i'm using SELinux, you insensitive clod!


That joke got old before the first time i heard it....

Anyway just a quick one to say that i'm now running 2.6.0-love2 with elevator=cfq and a nice custom patch for my emu10k1 under ALSA which gets rid of a hiss in my centre speaker channel (its not actually my centre speaker though because i have them plugged into random plugs - all the speakers are in front of me anyway.... :P

yeah big thanks to lovechild and steel300 for love-sources
i just wonder if lovechild ever thought his sources would be as popular as they are....

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2003 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been running devel since like 2.5.6x. Somewhere around there. It was a bit buggy but everything seemed to run faster... I dunno if that was just me. Some people are having problems with 2.6 but it's been working a lot better for me. I used to have to run linux-wlan drivers to get my wireless card to work but the updated prism drivers in 2.6 work even better and I don't have to mess with seperate config files.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2003 3:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still staying on 2.4 for the time being.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2003 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ManuChao wrote:
Using 2.6 full time as soon as hit it stable, like I had promised myself.



Same here, I had quite a few hardware issues in 2.4, and I promised myself I'd go Linux once 2.6 was released. Here we are just past the release of 2.6, and I went ahead and installed Gentoo with 2.6.0-gentoo sources, and I'm loving it. Everything pretty much just works right. I'm really happy with the way it's gone so far.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2003 4:15 pm    Post subject: Re: 2.6.0 kick ass!!!! Reply with quote

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model name : Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz

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Danm im compiling kde in the background and listening to xmms and browsing the web!!

I LOVE THE 2.6.0 KERNEL!!!


You must be joking. I had no probem compiling kde while browsing and listening to music on my Athlon 600 under 2.4. I could even burn CD-s at the same time.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2003 4:18 pm    Post subject: Re: 2.6.0 kick ass!!!! Reply with quote

pranyi wrote:
FearPasion710 wrote:


model name : Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz

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Danm im compiling kde in the background and listening to xmms and browsing the web!!

I LOVE THE 2.6.0 KERNEL!!!


You must be joking. I had no probem compiling kde while browsing and listening to music on my Athlon 600 under 2.4. I could even burn CD-s at the same time.


I don't think he meant he DIDN'T like the 2.4 kernel.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2003 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2.4 was good but 2.6 is better. I only used 2.6 since the first test version of it. It rocks.

Hey, 300th post :-) Maybe I should have said something wiser in it... but what the heck. No more apprentice.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2003 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

re: ethernet card module loads and no network activity ..
I've had this as well using a machine with a mother board based e100 plus a tulip pci card but also on another machine with combination of 8139 built in and module based sundance netdriver. doing a /etc/init.d/net.ethx restart fixes the problem card so it works.

A third machine with 2 sundance cards has never had the problem.

on the whole I've had no major problems with 2.6.0 kernels and udev working except for a few minor problems finding the new device mount points and changing permissions to suit. Even win4lin works well.

.. the linux-headers-2.6.0 are slowly becoming less problematic as filed bugs for build failures are patched and fixed either in the headers or in the problem ebuilds or both.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2004 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Been using it since 2.6.0-test6 on my server now on 2.6.0-mm1 and all is well, no probs what so ever. :D


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2004 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

since test1 :)
am using 2.6.0-love-r2 all the time now, it rakws 8)
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