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Re: Kernel 5.1

PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:52 pm
by sailorMH
thanks, it works, no problems
Debian8.png


MH

Re: Kernel 5.1

PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:56 pm
by xeno74
sailorMH wrote:thanks, it works, no problems

MH


Hi SailorMH,

Many thanks for testing the RC6! :-)

Have a nice day!

Cheers,
Christian

Re: Kernel 5.1

PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:58 pm
by musa
Hi
Testing kernel 5.1.0-rc6
No problem

kernel-5.1.0-rc6.png

Re: Kernel 5.1

PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:42 am
by xeno74
musa wrote:Hi
Testing kernel 5.1.0-rc6
No problem


Thanks a lot for testing the RC6! :-)

— Christian

Re: Kernel 5.1

PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:58 am
by xeno74
Hi All,

Here is the RC7 for testing! :-)

New:


It also includes:

  • X1000: pata_of_platform-v2 patch for solving the issues with new CF cards connected to the onboard CompactFlash Card Slot
  • X1000: Disabling the kernel config options CONFIG_PATA_PCMCIA, CONFIG_PCMCIA, and CONFIG_ELECTRA_CF for the pata_of_platform-v2 patch
  • X1000: compressed kernel (zImage) and uncompressed kernel (vmlinux)

Download: linux-image-5.1-rc7-X1000_X5000.tar.gz

Screenshot of ubuntu MATE 16.04.6 LTS PowerPC with SpiderMail 1.0.0 and with kernel 5.1-rc7:

Image

Screenshot of Xubuntu 16.04.6 LTS PowerPC with SpiderWeb 1.0.0 and with kernel 5.1-rc7:

Image

Please test the RC7.

Thanks,
Christian

Re: Kernel 5.1

PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2019 4:52 pm
by sailorMH
Thanks,
tested and works with Debian8 and Fienix.
Debian8-kernel-5.1-rc7.png


Note:
lstopo (hwloc-ls) shows PA-Semi like two socket system, not onesocket dualcore.
Do somebody know, from where gather hwloc the informations?

Re: Kernel 5.1

PostPosted: Sun May 05, 2019 5:36 pm
by xeno74
sailorMH wrote:Thanks,
tested and works with Debian8 and Fienix.
Debian8-kernel-5.1-rc7.png


Note:
lstopo (hwloc-ls) shows PA-Semi like two socket system, not onesocket dualcore.
Do somebody know, from where gather hwloc the informations?


Hi SailorMH,

Many thanks for testing the RC7 and thanks a lot for the interesting screenshot. :-)

Cheers,
Christian

Re: Kernel 5.1

PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2019 3:14 pm
by xeno74
Hi All,

Linus Torvalds has released the Linux 5.1 stable kernel. :-)
Linux 5.1 switches the PowerPC port to use the generic swiotlb and noncoherent dma ops, and to use more generic code for the coherent direct mapping, as well.
The Cyrus patch has become smaller because of the integration of the 'fsl_pci.c' patch into the new kernel 5.1.
There was a problem with MAX_PHYSMEM_BITS. We reported this issue to the Linuxppc-dev mailing list and they fixed it.
We have activated CONFIG_SPARSEMEM for the X1000 in the kernel configuration.
There was a problem with the VLC player. It didn't play any videos anymore. We created a patch and reported it to the Linuxppc-dev mailing list. They created a new patch and integrated it into the official kernel source code. After that the VLC player works without any problems again.
There were some issues with new CF cards if they were connected to the onboard CompactFlash Card Slot from the X1000. Note: The CompactFlash (CF) card slot is wired to the CPU local bus. It is typically used to hold the Linux kernels and initial ramdisks. We solved these issues with a new pata_of_platform-v2 patch.
The initialization and use of a secondary graphics card (FirePro 2260) does not work. Bug report: https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=109345. We are working on a solution: viewtopic.php?f=58&t=4256&start=50#p47877

Thanks a lot to Tom, SailorMH, and Musa for testing the kernels on the X1000 and many thanks to Skateman, Kilaueabart, and Allan (acefnq) for testing the kernels on the X5000.

New:


Download: linux-image-5.1-X1000_X5000.tar.gz

Screenshot of Lubuntu 16.04.6 LTS PowerPC with the New Moon 28.4.1 and with the final kernel 5.1:

Image

Have a nice week! :-)

Cheers,
Christian

Re: Kernel 5.1

PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 5:41 pm
by sailorMH
@xeno74:
many thanks, woks fine, cfcard ok.
Debian-5.1.png

Fienix-5.1.png

Re: Kernel 5.1

PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 8:56 pm
by xeno74
sailorMH wrote:@xeno74:
many thanks, woks fine, cfcard ok.


Thanks a lot for testing the final kernel 5.1! :-)

-- Christian