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Till Varoquaux
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2004 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seppe.
nice patchset really. However:
_why supermount?
It sits in kernel space bringing potentially a lot of instability. And you ejecet or umount a drive supermount is gone...
Con Kolivas doesn't seem to be very found of it either.
The point of file systems like FUSE and LUFS is to put as much as possible in userspace. That's not the way things work with supermount.
I am curious,what is wrong with Ivman?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2004 1:26 am    Post subject: problem on AMD64 Reply with quote

Hi,
I can't compile this kernel on my Athlon64 laptop. I get this error :

Code:
  CHK     include/linux/version.h
make[1]: `arch/x86_64/kernel/asm-offsets.s' is up to date.
  CHK     include/linux/compile.h
dnsdomainname: Unknown host
  CC      kernel/fork.o
kernel/fork.c: In function `do_fork':
kernel/fork.c:1241: error: structure has no member named `xcs'
make[1]: *** [kernel/fork.o] Error 1
make: *** [kernel] Error 2


Someone else had the same problem with -nitro1.

I quickly checked : "nitro" do_fork.c is different from "2.6.9-gentoo-r1" do_fork.c, and "2.6.9-gentoo-r1" works perfectly. The problem is in the pt_regs structure, defined in /usr/src/linux-.../include/asm-your-platform-here/ptrace.h. Indeed, there is no xcs member in pt_regs as defined in asm-x86_64/ptrace.h.

I guess there is a patch for the Athlon64 platform that is included in gentoo-dev-sources but not in -nitro2...
Does anyone know where I could download this patch ?
And will it be included in the next nitro release ?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2004 1:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Till Varoquaux wrote:
Con Kolivas doesn't seem to be very found of it either.


That doesn't sound like he's not fond of it at all. He has mentioned on his IRC channel that he still uses it himself.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2004 2:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wonder why patch for software suspend not included in the ebuild itself? I am thinking of going nitro and that's the first thing that struck me.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2004 6:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apparantly the swsusp2 patch caues some problems with compiling when it was not enabled.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2004 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thubble wrote:
archrival wrote:
Does anyone else have a random lockup problem with the recent nitro kernels? It normally happens at startup, but not always at the same time. Sometimes it makes it all the way to the login prompt, othertimes it stops at Starting lo, hdparm, calculating module_depencies, etc. It will lock up eventually though, even after a little usage. When I am able to look at dmesg, I normally see something with DMA errors on hda (my linux root is hda4). I have no problem with mm-sources and I was curious if the new libata code might be the culprit. I have a VIA IDE chipset and I use the same options on both kernels. SMP with HT, Reiser4, Pentium4, VIA IDE driver. mm-sources work like a charm. I just like what nitro has to offer.


It seems to be an incompatibility between Reiser4 and SMP. Try disabling SMP. You may have to disable hyperthreading in your BIOS if that doesn't work.


I can say for certain that Reiser4 and SMP are not the problem, as I'm running this kernel on two computers, neither of which are SMP, and only one of which is using Reiser4.

I've found that sometimes hitting control+c during the 'freezes' in startup will spit out this error:

/lib/rcscripts/sh/rc-services.sh: line 589: [: : integer expression expected

After doing some looking, I discovered that you can stop this behavor by turning off parallel startup in /etc/conf.d/rc. Unfortunately, I still had major problems booting up, but I suspect that these problems were more my fault than anything elses. In any event, disabling parallel startup will temporarily fix that problem.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2004 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

for the first time ever, I could get any kind of suspend to work on my desktop linux. thanks seppe!!

boot time ~20 seconds into KDE. my X and KDE are not very optimized I think.

seems darn stable to me, probably as stable as any Gentoo self compiled kernel I have used. thanks again for this great set of patches and guide!!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2004 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vlad wrote:
I've found that sometimes hitting control+c during the 'freezes' in startup will spit out this error:

/lib/rcscripts/sh/rc-services.sh: line 589: [: : integer expression expected

After that it will continue booting, sometimes requiring multiple control+c's to (sometimes) make it to the login.

It must be something in the rc-scripts and (guessing here) the name of the kernel. It doesn't seem to do anything to the stability of the platform; sometimes I can ssh in and do a # killall rc and it will spit out a prompt, after which I can login and start any unstarted services. Could this be a naming issue...?


Parallel boot scripts break with staircase. They are fragile to begin with and staircase speeds up the loading of some things and they end up trying to load out of order. Try disabling parallel boot.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2004 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vlad wrote:
I've found that sometimes hitting control+c during the 'freezes' in startup will spit out this error:

/lib/rcscripts/sh/rc-services.sh: line 589: [: : integer expression expected

After that it will continue booting, sometimes requiring multiple control+c's to (sometimes) make it to the login.

It must be something in the rc-scripts and (guessing here) the name of the kernel. It doesn't seem to do anything to the stability of the platform; sometimes I can ssh in and do a # killall rc and it will spit out a prompt, after which I can login and start any unstarted services. Could this be a naming issue...?


Parallel boot scripts break with staircase. They are fragile to begin with and staircase speeds up the loading of some things and they end up trying to load out of order. Try disabling parallel boot.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2004 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

when I compile in Enhanced SpeedStep support (read: frequency scaling) for my Intel Centrino laptop, I get a kernel OOPS at boot which disappears when I put "acpi=off" on the kernel command line:

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ACPI-0292 *** Error: Looking up [ACST] in namespace, AE_ALREADY_EXISTS
ACPI-1133 *** Error: [NULL NAME], AE_ALREADY_EXISTS
Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at virtual address 00000010


followed by the usual stacktrace etc. (too lazy to note everything and type it in here. will do that if it is useful.)

BTW, is there any way to get the kernel output (like dmesg) when it oopses other than serial console (my laptop aint got no damnn serial port =[ )
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2004 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seppe, are you putting grsecurity/PaX patches in your patchset?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2004 12:32 am    Post subject: reiser4 not showing up Reply with quote

When I applied the patches, reiser4 didn't show up in menuconfig at all. What gives? The patching process went without any problems so anybody have any ideas?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2004 1:23 am    Post subject: Re: reiser4 not showing up Reply with quote

timmy334 wrote:
When I applied the patches, reiser4 didn't show up in menuconfig at all. What gives? The patching process went without any problems so anybody have any ideas?


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2004 4:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

with xorg's 'nv' driver, the suspend works like charm from within X, exactly the thing one imagines. no such luck with nvidia binary drivers. anyone?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2004 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im getting this error while compiling nitro2.
Code:

  LD      .tmp_vmlinux1
sound/built-in.o(.text+0x33531): In function `snd_seq_device_register_driver':
: undefined reference to `snd_seq_autoload_lock'
sound/built-in.o(.text+0x335b9): In function `snd_seq_device_register_driver':
: undefined reference to `snd_seq_autoload_unlock'
sound/built-in.o(.text+0x335ec): In function `snd_seq_device_register_driver':
: undefined reference to `snd_seq_autoload_unlock'
sound/built-in.o(.text+0x335fb): In function `snd_seq_device_register_driver':
: undefined reference to `snd_seq_autoload_unlock'
make: *** [.tmp_vmlinux1] Error 1

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2004 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I get this errors compiling kernel reiser4 modules,it happen with 6 reiser4 modules:

Code:


 CC      fs/reiser4/page_cache.o
fs/reiser4/page_cache.c: In function `set_page_dirty_internal':
fs/reiser4/page_cache.c:536: warning: passing arg 1 of `_read_lock_irq' from incompatible pointer type
fs/reiser4/page_cache.c:552: warning: passing arg 1 of `_read_unlock_irq' from incompatible pointer type
fs/reiser4/page_cache.c: In function `capture_reiser4_inodes':
fs/reiser4/page_cache.c:597: warning: passing arg 1 of `_read_lock_irqsave' from incompatible pointer type
fs/reiser4/page_cache.c:603: warning: passing arg 1 of `_read_unlock_irqrestore' from incompatible pointer type




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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2004 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First time I tried nitro (I'm a love user)

2 comments: after a while, my Firefox broke. I could launch new instances, but before I visited 2 pages, it stopped responding. Killall was the solution.
Next, little compile error: didnt want to compile with swsusp2 (yeah I patched) gzip compression enabled (undefined MAX function, easy to track down the problem by watching the compile output)
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2004 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Runs great here.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2004 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The nitro1 had me some stability problems but this one is a freaking rock dude :D
Fast, responsive and very good and stable.

And the best thing is: it even hibernates correctly (sometimes :roll:).

Nitro kicks them all :D
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2004 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi there, I'm just installing this kernel on a fresh system, but it can't seam to autodetect my software raid partitions :( Now I can't boot. I know the raid array;s are oke, I installed a complete system on it with a liveCD.

Is it just broken? I realy need reiserfs4 support, ans this kernel is the only one that has it. Please help!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2004 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Till Varoquaux wrote:
Seppe.
nice patchset really. However:
_why supermount?
It sits in kernel space bringing potentially a lot of instability. And you ejecet or umount a drive supermount is gone...
Con Kolivas doesn't seem to be very found of it either.
The point of file systems like FUSE and LUFS is to put as much as possible in userspace. That's not the way things work with supermount.
I am curious,what is wrong with Ivman?


What is FUSE and LUFS? Cause supermount messes up for me in Point2Play!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2004 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I gave up raid hopes and killed the array and copied al data do a new reiserfs partition: /dev/sda3

after reboot, the nitro kernel complains about a wrong partition table (it works perfectly with the liveCD, which has the 2.6.8-nitro5 kernel), and complains that /dev/sda3 cannot be found :( An old 2.6.3 kernel (standard)) works just fine, but nu reiserfs4 support)

WTF is wrong here?

My scsi driver is the aic79xx ..should be a piece of cake realy!

And all this to use reiserfs4... I gues it might not be worth the trouble..

If I don't get ansers soon, i'll just use reiser3 and a standard kernel with a new raid array.. has always worked

I'm is pissed of. I thought it would be a pease of cake :cry: and would be up and running within a few houers (as always)
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2004 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

for me best kernel ever !!! nice job :D
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2004 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just solved nvidia invalid module format under 2.6.9
GREAT WORK SEPPE! :D
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 03, 2004 7:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Azureus Reply with quote

Avenger902 wrote:
I like this kernel... its my first time with nitro... Can't get Azureus to stay up though... it keeps crashing.... Anyone able to run Azureus ok with nitro2? or is there a way I can work around it?
You mean Azureus crashs or the whole computer?

Next time there's a new vanilla kernel released I'll be switching to that. Stablity has noticably lessened with nitro, whereas any speed up is not noticed.
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