Greg Kroah-Hartman released the final version of kernel 4.19 today. In the development time, Darren created a new Nemo patch and the kernel developers added Darren's Nemo/PASEMI updates to the official kernel. Many thanks to Darren for the Nemo patch and for the Nemo/PASEMI updates. There were some USB issues with the kernel 4.19 on the X5000. Darren figured out where the problem is. He did a bisect and found the bad commit. He also found a bad kernel config option. Disabling 'HAVE_ARCH_PREL32_RELOCATIONS' in arch/powerpc/Kconfig fixed the problems. He reported the bad commit to the Linuxppc-dev mailing list and after that the kernel developers removed 'HAVE_ARCH_PREL32_RELOCATIONS' in arch/powerpc/Kconfig. He also solved the mem issue with the SoundBlaster Live! It works without the mem=3500M boot argument now.
Thanks a lot to Tom for testing the kernels on his X1000 and many thanks to Skateman, kilaueabart, and acefnq for testing the kernels on the X5000.
- Greg KH Releases Big Linux 4.19 Kernel, Codenamed "People's Front"
- Greg's lengthy release announcement
- Phoronix articles, reviews and news stories covering Linux 4.19
- Linux Git log
Screenshot of the MATE PowerPC Remix 0.9 with the kernel 4.19 final in a virtual e5500 quad core machine: