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Re: What kernel do you use

#196 Post by Head_on_a_Stick »

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

#197 Post by steve_v »

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

#198 Post by Capitain_Jack »

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

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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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~ $ 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

#201 Post by dotlj »

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

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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

#203 Post by stevepusser »

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

#204 Post by Jimmyfd »

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

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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

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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
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Re: What kernel do you use

#207 Post by None1975 »

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

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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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#209 Post by stevepusser »

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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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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Re: What kernel do you use

#210 Post by anticapitalista »

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Linux antix1 4.15.13-antix.2-amd64-smp #1 SMP PREEMPT Sun Mar 25 19:04:39 EEST 2018 x86_64 GNU/Linux
inxi output is snipped.

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inxi -Fxz
System:    Host: antix1 Kernel: 4.15.13-antix.2-amd64-smp x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 6.3.0 
           Desktop: herbstluftwm Distro: antiX-17.a2_x64-full keerfa 16 February 2017 
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Re: What kernel do you use

#211 Post by bester69 »

Finally i was able to upgrade kernel without losing performance..
I moved form 4.4.39 to 4.4.126 without losing performance..Testing it for four days, i feel a good performance.

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Linux hall 4.4.126-0404126-generic #201803311331 SMP Sat Mar 31 17:34:08 UTC 2018 x86_64 GNU/Linux
:D

I guess Meltdown is included by now.
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Re: What kernel do you use

#212 Post by Linadian »

Still using the highest available LTS kernels in both distros...

Same Devuan install since the first beta... :mrgreen:

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Linux 4.9.0-0.bpo.6-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.9.82-1+deb9u3~bpo8+1 (2018-03-22) x86_64 GNU/Linux
I keep PCLOS around (on a separate SSD) for multimedia and such...although, the last round of updates broke FF Multi Converter (won't even open and I'm too lazy to fix it :P )...

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Linux 4.14.32-pclos1 #1 SMP Sun Apr 1 01:46:38 CDT 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Here's a little tip for you PCLOS users, new kernel install(s) may bork your sensors config, just run sensors-detect as root (assuming you have lm_sensors and hddtemp installed already), then re-config gKrellm or whatever your fave sensor app is.

Found a workaround for FF Multi Converter in PCLOS (it still wouldn't launch after the latest upgrade), I changed the Desktop launcher command to

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gksu ffmulticonverter
and run it as root, then change the files' permissions to users-read/write in Thunar as root. I have to down-covert TV shows to old .mpg(2), that's the only way my old/cheap DVD player's USB port will play them from a stick. Problem solved.
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Re: What kernel do you use

#213 Post by anticapitalista »

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Re: What kernel do you use

#214 Post by bester69 »

bester69 wrote:Finally i was able to upgrade kernel without losing performance..
I moved form 4.4.39 to 4.4.126 without losing performance..Testing it for four days, i feel a good performance.

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Linux hall 4.4.126-0404126-generic #201803311331 SMP Sat Mar 31 17:34:08 UTC 2018 x86_64 GNU/Linux
:D

I guess Meltdown is included by now.
I went back to 4.4.39, I wont search for another kernel anymore. From that version on, my laptop come into cpu's obsolescence gap; my system (Extensa5230) works perfect with that version's kernel. Being In linux for several years and upon my own experience, I dont worry anymore about security threads, I'll priorize performance. I prefer to keep hold some apps and libraries in order to maximize performance and behavior if possible.
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Re: What kernel do you use

#215 Post by anticapitalista »

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Linux antix1 4.17.0-antix.2-amd64-smp #1 SMP PREEMPT Wed Jun 6 16:18:19 EEST 2018 x86_64 GNU/Linux
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