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    Default Linux 2.6.36-rc1 Kernel Released

    Phoronix: Linux 2.6.36-rc1 Kernel Released

    While no release announcement has yet to work its way onto the Linux Kernel Mailing List, the Linux 2.6.36-rc1 kernel was tagged last night in Git by Linus Torvalds. As we have already shared in a number of articles, the Linux 2.6.36 kernel delivers on an exciting number of new features and other improvements...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=ODUxMA

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    What bout "The Linux Desktop Responsiveness Patches" ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoomblab View Post
    What bout "The Linux Desktop Responsiveness Patches" ?
    They are applied, see commit e31f3698cd3499e676f6b0ea12e3528f569c4fa3 in ChangeLog.

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    r700 tiling support here we come!!!!!! w00t!

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    No R800 DRM for 2d/3d accel? Sad

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    It was in 2.6.35. Why so sad ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bridgman View Post
    It was in 2.6.35. Why so sad ?
    The sad part is that it has been in the kernel for so long and nobody, but a few people at AMD can make use of it. So everybody else just ignores it and it's possible that the code has bitrotted in the meantime.

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    How badly does an rc1 kernel usually hurt when it misbehaves? I crave those drm and responsiveness improvements...

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    Quote Originally Posted by korpenkraxar View Post
    How badly does an rc1 kernel usually hurt when it misbehaves? I crave those drm and responsiveness improvements...
    worst case was the corrupting of firmware for a specific network card, leaving the computer with no network.
    http://lwn.net/Articles/300202/
    there was a workaround fairly quickly, and the true cause was eventually found
    http://lwn.net/Articles/303390/
    and it was possible to re-upload the firmware in most cases. i think only a very small number of people were effected, you won't find more than a couple of angry rants (compared to hundreds when ubuntu moved the window buttons).

    the odds of this kind of thing are very small. a more likely, but still rare possibility is filesystem corruption bug. as long as you have a backup you should be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssam View Post
    worst case was the corrupting of firmware for a specific network card, leaving the computer with no network.
    http://lwn.net/Articles/300202/
    there was a workaround fairly quickly, and the true cause was eventually found
    http://lwn.net/Articles/303390/
    and it was possible to re-upload the firmware in most cases. i think only a very small number of people were effected, you won't find more than a couple of angry rants (compared to hundreds when ubuntu moved the window buttons).

    the odds of this kind of thing are very small. a more likely, but still rare possibility is filesystem corruption bug. as long as you have a backup you should be fine.
    bingo !

    Filesystem corruption with 2.6.36-rc1-wl+ and ecryptfs

    so hands off 2.6.36-rc1 if you're using ubuntu & ecryptfs (encrypted /home folder) !

    another (small) bug is a segfault with reiserfs partitions

    catalyst / fglrx 10.7 also doesn't work with it yet

    anyone cares to provide a patch for it - so that we can start testing 2.6.36 with >=rc2 or rc3 ?

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