[RFC] Moving Intrepid to 2.6.27 kernel

POWERS, ZACK zpowers at umflint.edu
Thu Aug 21 17:10:10 BST 2008

Hi Mario,
I do know the latest releases for both the nvidia and fglrx drivers
were developed on 2.6.27 and new features such as ATi's recent
addition of Crossfire and Overdrive will only work in 2.6.27.

-----Original Message-----
From: ubuntu-devel-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com on behalf of Mario
Sent: Thu 8/21/2008 10:52 AM
To: Ben Collins
Cc: ubuntu-devel at lists.ubuntu.com
Subject: Re: [RFC] Moving Intrepid to 2.6.27 kernel
Hi Ben:

Not to necessarily be a deterrant from moving to 2.6.27, but do the
drivers available in Ubuntu, the Broadcom, the NVIDIAs, and the Fglrx
compile nicely against 2.6.27, or will some more modifications be
there too?


On Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 15:02, Ben Collins
<ben.collins at canonical.com>wrote:

> As many of you know, we've continued a tree called ubuntu-next which
> currently following 2.6.27 upstream kernel. It has been kept in sync
> with intrepid's 2.6.26 based kernel tree.
> In recent weeks it has become apparent that we will need several
> to 2.6.26 in order to have a stable kernel for 8.10. These include:
>  * Updated mac80211, which will require updated wlan drivers in
>   to fix major regressions with suspend/resume and wlan devices.
>  * Updated alsa-1.0.17 drivers for new codecs
>  * xen64 paravirt
>  * Updated KVM
> These are just the major things we need to do. The good thing is,
all of
> this is already in 2.6.27, and is ready to be uploaded on a moments
> notice. It has been tested by myself for quite some time, and others
> the team have also tested it.
> Yesterday, we discussed the possibility of moving to 2.6.27 before
> feature freeze on #ubuntu-kernel during out weekly IRC meeting. In
> attendance were the kernel team, Steve Langasek, Chuck Short and
> Hansen. Soren and Chuck gave particularly good reasons for moving to
> 2.6.27, which included xen64 and updated KVM.
> Steve had questions about the particulars of this move, and I
believe we
> answered all of his questions satisfyingly, but we agreed to take
> to a wider audience before making a commitment.
> So fire away with any concerns or issues that this might cause. If
> are going to do it, it needs to be decided by early next week.
> Thanks
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Mario Limonciello
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