What kernel do you use

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Re: What kernel do you use

Postby Bulkley » 2017-12-20 22:21

What is important to me is that I always have at least two kernels installed and that they have proven to work. What we frequently see here on the forum is someone posting that they did an upgrade and it replaced the kernel and the new one is causing troubles and there is no fallback. Or there is some other problem and someone says try another kernel but there isn't one. With two kernels in situ it makes for an easy test when troubleshooting.
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Re: What kernel do you use

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2017-12-21 06:44

Bulkley wrote:I always have at least two kernels installed and that they have proven to work

Good advice :)

Debian keeps the last installed kernel anyway and maintains symlinks to the root directory as /vmlinuz.old & /initrd.img.old and these can be booted from in an emergency, I think the auto-generated GRUB menu even has entries for them.
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Re: What kernel do you use

Postby steve_v » 2017-12-21 08:46

Yup, it does indeed.
I have the the installer image and Partedmagic in /boot/images as well, since I so thoroughly dislike unbootable systems. Never actually had a bad kernel from the Debian repos mind, force of habit from less reliable distros.
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Re: What kernel do you use

Postby Capitain_Jack » 2017-12-21 12:07

Bulkley wrote:always have at least two kernels installed and that they have proven to work... With two kernels in situ it makes for an easy test when troubleshooting.


That's for sure, no matter witch kernel you use, it should be a rule. I think more than two of the same is exaggerated, to clarify that you can have more than one kernel installed with no major problem other than more update time.
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Re: What kernel do you use

Postby anticapitalista » 2017-12-26 19:06

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uname -a
Linux antix1 4.14.9-antix.1-amd64-smp #1 SMP PREEMPT Mon Dec 25 20:53:07 EET 2017 x86_64 GNU/Linux
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Re: What kernel do you use

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2017-12-27 00:47

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~ $ uname -a                                                                                               
Linux Xanadu 4.14.9-1-zen #1 ZEN SMP PREEMPT Tue Dec 26 00:19:11 UTC 2017 x86_64 GNU/Linux
~ $
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Re: What kernel do you use

Postby dotlj » 2017-12-27 03:37

Linux helium2 4.13.0-0.bpo.1-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.13.13-1~bpo9+1 (2017-11-22) x86_64 GNU/Linux from stable backports
and 4.9.0-4-amd64 for the backup.
I'm looking forward to 4.14 as it is LTS with support for six years.
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Re: What kernel do you use

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2017-12-31 11:28

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alpine: ~ $ uname -a
Linux alpine 4.9.72-0-hardened #1-Alpine SMP Wed Dec 27 11:36:27 UTC 2017 x86_64 GNU/Linux
alpine: ~ $

Alpine Linux wrote:The kernel is patched with an unofficial port of grsecurity/PaX

This kernel allows me to run a fairly normal (albeit threadbare) graphical desktop without too many restrictions but Debian's grsec-patched kernel won't let me startx at all :?
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Re: What kernel do you use

Postby stevepusser » 2018-01-03 17:57

It looks like kernels will soon create a 5%-30% slowdown in many processors due to working around a design flaw in Intel processors. :( https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page= ... 6pti&num=1
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Re: What kernel do you use

Postby Jimmyfd » 2018-03-01 09:18

I'm happy now - Just installed Debian Sid/Butch AND succeded with installing the current nVidia driver without a glitch. Now I really love my Debian install.

Forgot to tell that I'm running kernel 4.15.0.1 on my system - Boy is that kernel fast.
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Re: What kernel do you use

Postby anticapitalista » 2018-03-01 09:55

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uname -a
Linux antix1 4.15.7antix.2-amd64-smp #1 SMP PREEMPT Wed Feb 28 23:40:17 EET 2018 x86_64 GNU/Linux
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Re: What kernel do you use

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2018-03-01 09:58

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empty@Xanadu:~ $ uname -a
Linux Xanadu 4.15.7-1-zen #1 ZEN SMP PREEMPT Wed Feb 28 19:01:49 UTC 2018 x86_64 GNU/Linux
empty@Xanadu:~ $
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Re: What kernel do you use

Postby None1975 » 2018-03-01 14:28

Jimmyfd wrote:Forgot to tell that I'm running kernel 4.15.0.1 on my system - Boy is that kernel fast.

And check the Meltdown/Spectre vulnerabilities in this kernel.
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Re: What kernel do you use

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2018-03-28 19:47

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$ cat /proc/version
Linux version 4.9.0-4-grsec-amd64 (corsac@debian.org) (gcc version 6.3.0 20170516 (Debian 6.3.0-18) ) #1 SMP Debian 4.9.65-2+grsecunoff1~bpo9+1 (2017-12-09) x86_64 GNU/Linux
$
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Re: What kernel do you use

Postby stevepusser » 2018-03-28 19:51

Backported the upstream Sid kernel for the MX 17 test repo on a vanilla Stretch pbuilder, except that I bumped the context switch frequency from 250 to 1000Hz, and of course changed it to be compatible with gcc-6 instead of gcc-7:

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$ uname -a
Linux mx1 4.15.0-2-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.15.11-1~mx17+1 (2018-03-27) x86_64 GNU/Linux
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