What kernel do you use

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Re: What kernel do you use

Postby millpond » 2017-04-13 01:48

bester69 wrote:
Deb-fan wrote:4.9 custom compiled from source from the fine folks over at kernel.org. Still don't know a millionth of what da heck I'm doing w the kernel but enough to compile one of the suckers that runs pretty good on Debian Jessie.

At least nothing has caught on fire in the last couple months, 4.8bpo as backup.

I never compiled a kernel, I go to ubuntu's ftp and install them (dpkg -i *.deb :) ), they work well in my experience, and i've installed around 20 or 30 differents versions.
Ive tested several versions, and i cant improve 4.4.39 for my AcerExtensa 5230. So i gave it up, and stay in this version kernel until computer dies.


I havent had any kernel issues here (that I am aware of!) so its been a while, but once upon a time Linux users were kind of expected to compile their own kernels to get the most out of their systems. Back in the days when RAM was $50 per Mb. NB: Mb.
There is a config script that is awesome in that it allows you to configure the kernel to your system with alot of precision. With google as your brain, it would be a true learning adventure.

I'll probably be doing it again the next time I need to take the system apart - as I need to disconnect the other drives to keep grub's filthy mitts off them. I really do hate grub.....
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Re: What kernel do you use

Postby Jimmyfd » 2017-05-06 07:50

Just installed kernel 4.11 on my laptop which is giving "new life" to my wifi. I can only recommend to install that kernel as it has brought new speed to the device.

On my Ubuntu-box I've installed kernel 4.10.0.21 and that kernel is just fast. The device runs Artful Aardvark a.k.a Ubuntu 17.10. I'm considering to install Linux 4.11 on that box too but for now it's really stable so why take the chance?
Better to have stability than live dangerously close to re-install.
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Re: What kernel do you use

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2017-05-06 09:14

Now that grsecurity has closed it's doors I'm using Alpine's linux-hardened kernel:
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empty@alpine:~ $ cat /proc/version                                                                 
Linux version 4.9.26-0-hardened (buildozer@build-edge-x86_64) (gcc version 6.3.0 (Alpine 6.3.0) ) #1-Alpine SMP Thu May 4 15:12:03 GMT 2017

https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Hardened/H ... el_Project

Does anybody know if Debian has a KSPP-enabled kernel version yet?

It would be a nice addition now that stretch binaries are compiled as fully PIE :cool:
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Re: What kernel do you use

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2017-05-06 20:22

Meanwhile in Arch, Daniel Micay is tracking the 4.11 series and seems to be updating it several times a day — what a guy! :cool:
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empty@Xanadu:~ $ cat /proc/version
Linux version 4.11.0-1-hardened (builduser@strcat) (gcc version 6.3.1 20170306 (GCC) ) #1 SMP PREEMPT Sat May 6 13:15:01 EDT 2017
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Re: What kernel do you use

Postby sjukfan » 2017-05-07 19:23

Right now.
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Linux XXXX 4.9.0-2-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.9.18-1 (2017-03-30) x86_64 GNU/Linux

My powerpc will run 4.9.0-3 as soon as I bother to reboot it, and my oldest arm will run Wheezy with 3.2 or something.
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Re: What kernel do you use

Postby Nili » 2017-05-08 19:07

3.16.43-2 (2017-04-30) 8)
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Re: What kernel do you use

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2017-05-09 06:01

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Puffy: ~ $ sysctl kern.version
kern.version=OpenBSD 6.1-current (GENERIC.MP) #51: Sat May  6 12:01:40 MDT 2017
    deraadt@amd64.openbsd.org:/usr/src/sys/arch/amd64/compile/GENERIC.MP
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Re: What kernel do you use

Postby Jimmyfd » 2017-06-21 06:32

Just installed Linux 4.12 RC6 on my Ubuntu laptop and boy is that a fast kernel...

Networking just got better andmore stable I like this upgrade a lot.
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Re: What kernel do you use

Postby Linadian » 2017-06-29 22:38

I've been stickin' to the 4.9.x series in Devuan (4.9.30-bpo) and PCLOS (4.9.34), my machine loves 'em. I just hope it'll like the next highest LTS.
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Re: What kernel do you use

Postby Lysander » 2017-06-30 13:58

Linadian wrote:I've been stickin' to the 4.9.x series in Devuan (4.9.30-bpo) and PCLOS (4.9.34), my machine loves 'em.


It's like you're talking about giving a cat slices of fish.
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Re: What kernel do you use

Postby Linadian » 2017-06-30 15:19

Lysander wrote:
Linadian wrote:I've been stickin' to the 4.9.x series in Devuan (4.9.30-bpo) and PCLOS (4.9.34), my machine loves 'em.


It's like you're talking about giving a cat slices of fish.

Ha ha, yeah, it is finicky, it has a lot to do with iommu and the VIA USB 3.0 chip. She's a picky 'girl', lol. :D
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Re: What kernel do you use

Postby milomak » 2017-06-30 19:16

i started using aptosid kernels way back and can't even remember why i do
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Linux lenovo-debian 4.11.0-7.slh.3-aptosid-amd64 #1 SMP PREEMPT aptosid 4.11-16 (2017-06-27) x86_64 GNU/Linux
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Re: What kernel do you use

Postby bester69 » 2017-07-04 00:08

I stopped installing and testing new kernels.
I found out according to my tests, that ubuntu's kernel 4.4.39 can't be improved in terms of performance and behavior with my laptop (Acer Extensa 5230).

I dont even try anymore with any other kernels. :o , this kernel works perfect in this model.
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Re: What kernel do you use

Postby Linadian » 2017-07-04 16:04

bester69 wrote:I stopped installing and testing new kernels.
I found out according to my tests, that ubuntu's kernel 4.4.39 can't be improved in terms of performance and behavior with my laptop (Acer Extensa 5230).

I dont even try anymore with any other kernels. :o , this kernel works perfect in this model.

Same here, if the highest LTS works good, I use it and stick with it, and keep it updated.
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Re: What kernel do you use

Postby bester69 » 2017-12-01 13:35

This is crazy, i cant move on from kernel ubuntu's 4.4.39, ive tried last 4.4.x, i tried last debian's , i tried 4.8.x branch, 4.1.x, debians's 4.13 Its very , very extrange, but i dont feel confortable with another kernel, I must have some kind of super power, cos i can feel the performance difference even when they might be milliseconds difference, dude, Im able to feel it..wtf, at first i thought it could be some kind of placebo effect, but its not, its not definitlly, I can stand up some other kernel for some few days until i realize its not working same well so i come back to 4.4.39.. its really , really weird in my opinion.. At first, I was able to be improving, moving from kernel to better kernel, until i reached 4.4.39...

definitlly i have some kind of weird psychic ability or superpower.. :mrgreen: , seriouslly.
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