Re: [ck] 2.6.16-ck1

From: Rodney Gordon II
Date: Thu Mar 23 2006 - 06:57:30 EST

On Thu, Mar 23, 2006 at 10:40:17PM +1100, Con Kolivas wrote:
> Rodney Gordon II writes:
> >Good job Con, on your patches.. As far as the kernel in general, I'd
> >like to post some warnings:
> Thanks.
> >Adaptive readahead: I had probs with this before, and I still do.. On
> >a desktop if you have odd problems (nothing responding for SECONDS,
> >very slow disk I/O during heavy I/O, etc..) disable it.
> I was concerned about that myself which is why the only reason I included
> it was because it came in a configurable form where you could choose to
> enable it, and the default was off, and the config option even said
> suitable to _servers_, not desktops.

Yea, just thought I would try it again sighting the improvements in
the ? docs in menuconfig, was just disappointed again.

> >The new Yukon2 "sky2" driver: This one really pissed me off. It had me
> >thinking apache2 AND my linksys router we're on the brink. For some
> >unknown reason at least for me, in FF it would only half-load some
> >pages, including ones on localhost AND my router ( ... I
> >dunno what the hell is up with this one. I have to stay with the
> > sk98lin patch, which.. doesn't work with 2.6.16 so I am
> >back to 2.6.15 at the moment.
> >
> >nVidia drivers: Broken. I posted a ftbfs bug on the debian bts, here
> >is a current patch that works against the current release:
> >;msg=15;att=1
> Luckily none of these are my fault.

Yep, just warnings in general.

> >All in all, my experience sucked for the first time on this kernel.
> /me does the "not my fault" look.

LOL, I know, just warnings in general like I have said.

> >Good luck with this new one..
> Heh. No new one in the works just yet, but I'm actually not planning on
> changing anything. Turn adaptive readahead off, and you're left with out of
> kernel tree, or worse, binary driver problems.

Turned it off, disk probs are gone.

Meant to say "Good luck with this new mainline one.."

Your patches are great.. Thus, why I started this post with "Good
job Con, on your patches.." ;)


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