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ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
« on: July 22, 2015, 10:39:50 pm »

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Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2015, 03:18:44 pm »
Still working great - haven't found a bug yet...

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vindsl@Sandman ~ $ inxi -F
System:    Host: Sandman Kernel: 4.2.0-040200rc3-lowlatency i686 (32 bit) Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Six
Machine:   Mobo: N/A model: Canterwood Bios: Phoenix version: 6.00 PG date: 04/09/2004
CPU:       Single core Intel Pentium 4 CPU (-HT-) cache: 2048 KB flags: (pae sse sse2)
           Clock Speeds: 1: 3407.977 MHz 2: 3407.977 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA G73 [GeForce 7600 GT]
           X.Org: 1.16.0 drivers: nouveau (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1280x1024@60.0hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on NV4B GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 10.3.2
Audio:     Card: Intel 82801EB/ER (ICH5/ICH5R) AC'97 Audio Controller driver: snd_intel8x0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: k4.2.0-040200rc3-lowlatency
Network:   Card-1: Lite-On LNE100TX driver: tulip
           IF: eth1 state: unknown speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: 00:a0:cc:61:c0:6e
           Card-2: Intel 82547EI Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: e1000
           IF: eth2 state: down mac: 00:01:29:50:34:12
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 176.1GB (41.8% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: MAXTOR_STM316081 size: 160.0GB
           2: USB id: /dev/sdb model: Cruzer size: 16.0GB
Partition: ID: / size: 5.0G used: 3.5G (75%) fs: ext4 ID: /home size: 8.6G used: 881M (11%) fs: ext4
           ID: swap-1 size: 1.07GB used: 0.17GB (16%) fs: swap
RAID:      No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 47.5C mobo: N/A gpu: 53.0
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 179 Uptime: 4:31 Memory: 667.7/1000.8MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 1.9.17
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Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2015, 04:16:54 pm »
I have to wonder where these websites hire their proof readers from, grade school maybe?  in the first sentence he used loosed which is not even a word according to two dictionaries online i looked at...  LOL    :o
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Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2015, 05:43:08 pm »
Sure it is  :D

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Now, you made me look it up...

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Loosed
tr.v. loosed, loos·ing, loos·es
1. To let loose; release: loosed the dogs.
2. To make loose; undo: loosed his belt.
3. To cast loose; detach: hikers loosing their packs at camp.
4. To let fly; discharge: loosed an arrow.
5. To release pressure or obligation from; absolve: loosed her from the responsibility.
6. To make less strict; relax: a leader's strong authority that was loosed by easy times.
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Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2015, 06:39:46 pm »
websters says it is not what is that the vindsl dictionary?   LMAO     :P
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Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2015, 10:02:40 pm »
LoL  :D


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Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2015, 04:11:58 am »
websters says it is not what is that the vindsl dictionary?   LMAO     :P
Webster, Shmebster -- I think Webster's authority over our language needs to be loosed ...  ;D


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Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2015, 08:33:53 am »
well I agree with webster's loosed is not a word, in fact the way slim just used it sounds like heck, slim should have used the proper word instead which is loosened...   ;)

As far as the article goes loosed should be replaced by two words, ( Let Loose )...   :P

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Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2015, 09:02:23 am »
What does Noah Webster know?  He can't even spell colour, harbour or even centre correctly :D!!
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Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2015, 11:07:05 am »
Heh!  Well, when you're looking for the etymology of a word, 'The Free Dictionary' is pretty hard to beat:

LINK: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/loosed

It's a rather ugly site, but it gets the job done...   :)

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Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2015, 11:48:12 am »
BTW, the only reason I brought up this 'kernel thing' up was...

I've always had a mainline kernel fetish.  A week doesn't go that I don't try the latest rc, on multiple machines.  And, the difference(s) is usually meh !!

The Linux devs haven't paid any attention to the i386 core since as_far_as_I_can_remember.  As a result, my ancient iron has gotten slower, and slower.

I don't know exactly WHAT they changed, but the new 4.2 rcs have made a difference in stability and usability, e.g. performance.

Has anybody else tried Linux 4.2.x yet? 

LATEST VER:  http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.2-rc3-unstable/

I prefer the 'low latency' flavors, especially on SSDs and USB stick installs...  but, that's just me.   :)


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Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2015, 05:10:36 pm »
i'm tempted to try a stable 4.xx to see if it will resolve my flakey scrolling and random loss of cursor control... but don't have time for the laptop to be down this week... no longer have the patience for repairing issues coming with RC candidates...
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Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2015, 07:24:07 pm »
I'm running Peppermint 6/Linux 4.2rc from a 16GB SanDisk Cruzer USB stick (full install) - see the inxi output above.

No harm, no foul.  I carry it around, in my pocket, and test it on whomever's machine I'm sitting at.  LoL  :D

Peppermint 6 USB installs work so well (especially with the 4.2rc kernel) that I'll probably continue to go that route for awhile.

Anyway, I'm not trying to twist any arms.  I was just curious if anyone had tried Linux 4.2, and ask them what their experience has been.


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Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2015, 07:48:26 pm »
BTW, here's some 'tricks n' tips', for anyone that's interested in running full Peppermint USB installs, on different machines...

Booting from a USB stick, the conventional way, is sort of a pain - you know - going into BIOS, changing the boot order, and so forth.  And, every machine requires different procedures, timing, and keyboard sequences to get into BIOS, in order to get it to boot from a USB stick.

I discovered, all I have to do is stick the USB stick in a slot in the host machine (while it's running) mount it, and update GRUB.  As long as I'm sticking with the same kernel on the USB stick, from then on I can boot it from GRUB on the host machine - instead of going through all the BIOS nonsense, every time.

If/when I do upgrade the kernel on the USB stick, I just update GRUB again, and I'm good to go until the next kernel upgrade.

Make sense?   8)

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Re: ONE MILLION new lines of code hit Linux Kernel
« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2015, 07:54:04 pm »
My old Acer Aspire One ZG5 is getting a little less responsive.  I don't know if this is due to the old fashioned soldered in 8GB SSD or something else.  It's nothing major and it's still much faster than my wife's Window 7 machine with her fancy i5 processor.  The things I could do with that machine - ah well, dream on Andy  :D.  Anyway, I digress.  Do you think the 4.2 rc kernel would give the old girl a bit of a boost.  I'm talking about the computer  :)?  I've never messed around with alternative kernels.  I'm willing to give it a go, if you think it'll make a difference  ;).
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