2.6.27.29: giving up

I got a squashfs patch to work, but then I found that it gave an error when I tried to mount a ext4 partition. So, I've had enough.

On the otherhand, ext4 is working nicely with the latest Pup and 2.6.29.6 kernel.


Posted on 12 Aug 2009, 12:10


Comments:

Posted on 12 Aug 2009, 22:23 by FrogLeader
Kernels ??
Hi Barry,
I was testing puppy with kernel 2.6.30.1 the other day and WOW, Super Fast. We are on the way to the world's number 1 distro. I was just wondering if that kernel will be reconsidered or will **.29.6 be the final choice? I hope the cutting edge will be considered as competition is demanding it.

Thanks,
FrogLeader


Posted on 12 Aug 2009, 24:59 by happypuppy
Best kernel to use for 4.3
Here's another vote for k2.6.30.4

k2.6.30.x has better memory management (lower memory footprint) and some really nice CPU optimizations, making it an optimal choice for older hardware.



Posted on 13 Aug 2009, 3:04 by dogone
full stop
Guys! Let's cut ol' Barry some slack. He's 4 days from releasing 4.3b1 and you're asking for different kernel? Believe me. Barry's final decisions are the result of MUCH time, effort, experimentation and testing. He's offering us gold. Let's not ask for diamonds.


Posted on 13 Aug 2009, 8:17 by BarryK
2.6.30 no
I had to roll back from the 2.6.30.x kernel, as had trouble with cdrkit and cdrtools. Documented in this blog.

2.6.29.6 is the "middle way", wending between the bleeding edge stuff, and the older kernels that lack support for some recent hardware and filesystems.



Posted on 13 Aug 2009, 8:34 by linuxcbon
I see
I see...cdrkit is not yet up to date with the new kernel.

Oh, it's about high time they include CD burning and other stuff like libxml, glib, into the kernel and not outside.


Posted on 13 Aug 2009, 8:47 by foo
2.6.30
A balancing for sure - I don't do a whole lot of burning other than the utilitarian necessity of liveCD multisession and at some point in the upgrades (uP476 to pP417 to ppa422) the xorriso dotpet came in handy to do what needed to be done when saving the session to disc (interesting watching the 'nibble' of xorriso in the save2dvd output when cdrkit? just failed..)


Posted on 14 Aug 2009, 17:07 by dogle
Kernel security issue news
http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/fulldisclosure/2009-08/0174.html


Posted on 14 Aug 2009, 21:56 by Jota
Re: full stop
dogone wrote:
Guys! Let's cut ol' Barry some slack. He's 4 days from releasing 4.3b1 and you're asking for different kernel? Believe me. Barry's final decisions are the result of MUCH time, effort, experimentation and testing. He's offering us gold. Let's not ask for diamonds.


Ok dogone, now it is revealed to me: Barry Kauler is GOD!!! He NEVER makes a mistake! ;-)

More seriously, I've been a Puppy user for 4 years now, and the very first time I post a message here was about the 2.6.30 kernel, because it seems so relevant (and amazing):

http://puppylinux.com/blog/?viewDetailed=00920

So, what I and I'm sure other people just would like is the best for Puppy, and maybe that should include kernel 2.6.30.

Also, I feel that is a better choice to invest some time and effort trying to resolve the cdrkit problems, than spend time with 2.6.29.

Anyway, what BK chooses to do, it is not my matter. If I like 4.3 and it fits my needs, I will use it, if not, I will not use it. But I hope that after all other pieces and bits of 4.3 are ok, Barry could return to evaluate the use of 2.6.30 kernel.