Speeding up

“Don’t settle for ‘make boot faster.’ It’s the wrong question. The question is ‘make boot fast’.” – those are the words of two Intel developers rumbling the Linux scene: Arjan van de Ven and Auke Kok. Their idea is a quite uncommon attempt, disregarding the fact that Linus Torvalds dislikes it: They want to boot a whole system […]

No 2.6.23 yet

There was really big noise around the new kernel 2.6.23. But is it really worth it? I have waited for the gentoo-sources patchset, added my patches and started testing to satisfy my curiosity. But there were more problems around than good news. So I stepped back to the old gentoo-sources, 2.6.22-gentoo-r8 with my swap prefetch pachset and uvesafb […]

Testdriving 2.6.23

Since today I am running the new gentoo-sources patchset, which is using the new 2.6.23 kernel sources. The update was more or less pain free, disregarding some sandbox violations. But those were avoided using FEATURES=”-sandbox -sfperms -usersandbox”. The best thing about the new sources is, that I do not need to patch them with the uvesafb patches as […]

Kernel 2.6.22

There is great noise in the media since the new kernel has been released. The new features are told to be the killer. Well… amazing… but is the new kernel already useable? I had to face that question a few times today. The new wlan stack is causing headache to me as the old drivers for my ipw3945 […]