My own kernel repo

Debian is awesome. Really. I love Debian – but sometimes the well-aged kernel is a tad too old for me. Currently it’s about fstrim and as I’m already doing my own Gentoo-Kernel for Debian, I had to do it properly and build an upstream ‘vanilla’ kernel too. What I dislike about my current setup is having to install […]

Kernel Blues?

You know, thanks to Intel’s little ‘design flaw’ in its CPUs and all of that buzz going on, we’re forced to patch around a little. This time, the linux kernel bails out *– * AR /usr/src/linux-4.14.12/tools/objtool/libsubcmd.a * CC /usr/src/linux-4.14.12/tools/objtool/libstring.o * CC /usr/src/linux-4.14.12/tools/objtool/str_error_r.o * LD /usr/src/linux-4.14.12/tools/objtool/objtool-in.o *make[2]: execvp: ./sync-check.sh: Permission denied *make[2]: *** [Makefile:49: /usr/src/linux-4.14.12/tools/objtool/objtool] Error 127 *make[1]: *** […]

Today’s hint

Today I was trying to free some space on my server and came across my kernel sources which were a space hog here – especially if they’re already compiled: denkbrett src # du -sh linux-2.6.39.3 718M linux-2.6.39.3 denkbrett src # cd linux-2.6.39.3 denkbrett linux-2.6.39.3 # make distclean denkbrett src # du -sh 437M . As you see, a […]

Finally!

Do you still remember my Lenovo W500 notebook? I was writing about the setup and the issue with the switchable graphic cards. You remember: It got two cards – one for the hard work and one for saving power. Switching only worked via BIOS or using Windows.