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New Linux Kernel: The Big 5.0
« on: March 14, 2019, 07:15:48 am »
Interesting times we're living in.

Android 'Q' should be released in the next few days. Did you realize, there's no 'Q' on a dialer pad?  :)

Then, there's the recent release of Linux Kernel 5.0...

Although Linus famously said, the reason he called it '5.0' was because he ran out of fingers and toes, 5.0 is loaded with new features.

I've been busy building some machines lately, and I totally ignored the Linux 5.0 RCs. However, after playing around with different kernels on my latest Peppermint 9 box, I was quite pleased with Linux 5.0, and went that route.

I might mention, with a little tweaking, I've been getting 3-second boots with Peppermint 9, on top of Linux 5.0.

Very impressive, indeed!

I thought I should start a new thread, to document the journey, in case anyone else is interested in this sort of stuff.

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Re: New Linux Kernel: The Big 5.0
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2019, 07:20:06 am »
 :-* You know I am  :D
Been running the 5.0 series for a few weeks, currently 5.0.2  ;)
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Re: New Linux Kernel: The Big 5.0
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2019, 07:23:06 am »
Atta boy, pin  :D








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Re: New Linux Kernel: The Big 5.0
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2019, 07:33:27 am »
I am also on 5.02.  but I get mine the easy way. UKUU.

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Re: New Linux Kernel: The Big 5.0
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2019, 01:46:55 am »
Okay, Zeb!









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Re: New Linux Kernel: The Big 5.0
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2019, 02:11:36 am »
I settled on Linux 5.0.0-7-generic x86_64,UEFI w/Secure Boot

After doing the usual tweaks...

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vindsl@Killerwatt ~ $ systemd-analyze time
Startup finished in 2.569s (kernel) + 1.290s (userspace) = 3.859s
graphical.target reached after 1.285s in userspace

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vindsl@Killerwatt ~ $ systemd-analyze critical-chain
The time after the unit is active or started is printed after the "@" character.
The time the unit takes to start is printed after the "+" character.

graphical.target @1.285s
└─multi-user.target @1.285s
  └─getty.target @1.285s
    └─getty@tty1.service @1.285s
      └─system-getty.slice @1.284s
        └─setvtrgb.service @1.278s +4ms
          └─systemd-user-sessions.service @579ms +83ms
            └─network.target @578ms
              └─wpa_supplicant.service @548ms +30ms
                └─dbus.service @528ms
                  └─basic.target @521ms
                    └─sockets.target @521ms
                      └─dbus.socket @520ms
                        └─sysinit.target @516ms
                          └─systemd-update-utmp.service @512ms +4ms
                            └─systemd-tmpfiles-setup.service @500ms +9ms
                              └─local-fs.target @499ms
                                └─boot-efi.mount @490ms +9ms
                                  └─systemd-fsck@dev-disk-by\x2duuid-2D36\x2d30F3.service @454ms +34ms
                                    └─dev-disk-by\x2duuid-2D36\x2d30F3.device @453ms

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vindsl@Killerwatt ~ $ sudo inxi -GMSfmuxxxz && inxi -isxxxz -v 7
System:    Host: Killerwatt Kernel: 5.0.0-7-generic x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: 8.3.0 Console: tty 0 dm: lightdm
           Distro: Peppermint Nine
Machine:   Device: desktop System: Dell product: OptiPlex 7010 v: 01 serial: <filter>
           Mobo: Dell model: 0YXT71 v: A01 serial: <filter> UEFI: Dell v: A29 date: 06/28/2018
           Chassis: type: 3 serial: <filter>
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7-3770 (-MT-MCP-) arch: Ivy Bridge rev.9 cache: 8192 KB bmips: 27139
           clock speeds: min/max: 1600/3900 MHz 1: 1596 MHz 2: 1596 MHz 3: 1596 MHz 4: 1596 MHz 5: 1596 MHz
           6: 1596 MHz 7: 1596 MHz 8: 1596 MHz
           CPU Flags: acpi aes aperfmperf apic arat arch_perfmon avx bts clflush cmov constant_tsc cpuid
           cpuid_fault cx16 cx8 de ds_cpl dtes64 dtherm dts epb ept erms est f16c flexpriority flush_l1d fpu
           fsgsbase fxsr ht ibpb ibrs ida lahf_lm lm mca mce mmx monitor msr mtrr nonstop_tsc nopl nx pae pat pbe
           pcid pclmulqdq pdcm pebs pge pln pni popcnt pse pse36 pti pts rdrand rdtscp rep_good sep smep smx ss
           ssbd sse sse2 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 stibp syscall tm tm2 tpr_shadow tsc tsc_deadline_timer vme vmx vnmi
           vpid x2apic xsave xsaveopt xtopology xtpr
Memory:    Used/Total: 703.7/7959.4MB
           Array-1 capacity: 32 GB devices: 4 EC: None
           Device-1: DIMM3 size: 2 GB speed: 1600 MT/s type: DDR3 (Synchronous)
           bus width: 64 bits manufacturer: Micron part: 8JTF25664AZ-1G6M1 serial: <filter>
           Device-2: DIMM1 size: 2 GB speed: 1600 MT/s type: DDR3 (Synchronous)
           bus width: 64 bits manufacturer: Hynix/Hyundai part: HMT325U6EFR8C-PB serial: <filter>
           Device-3: DIMM4 size: 2 GB speed: 1600 MT/s type: DDR3 (Synchronous)
           bus width: 64 bits manufacturer: Micron part: 8JTF25664AZ-1G6M1 serial: <filter>
           Device-4: DIMM2 size: 2 GB speed: 1600 MT/s type: DDR3 (Synchronous)
           bus width: 64 bits manufacturer: Hynix/Hyundai part: HMT325U6EFR8C-PB serial: <filter>
           Device-5: N/A size: N/A speed: N/A type: N/A bus width: N/A manufacturer: N/A part: N/A serial: N/A
           Device-6: N/A size: N/A speed: N/A type: N/A bus width: N/A manufacturer: N/A part: N/A serial: N/A
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GK208B [GeForce GT 730] bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:1287
           Display Server: X.Org 1.19.6 drivers: nvidia (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1920x1200@59.95hz
           OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GT 730/PCIe/SSE2 version: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 390.116 Direct Render: Yes
Partition: ID-1: / size: 20G used: 5.1G (28%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2 uuid: 71243b7b-60f2-4d90-8282-271c159d1982
           ID-2: /home size: 59G used: 442M (1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda3
           uuid: f4c3bcf8-c165-47a3-a909-ead4a3877203
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 0.54GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda4
           uuid: d9aebe01-4915-4cdb-9693-e9ea05e51cef
System:    Host: Killerwatt Kernel: 5.0.0-7-generic x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: 8.3.0
           Desktop: N/A info: xfce4-panel dm: lightdm Distro: Peppermint Nine
Machine:   Device: desktop System: Dell product: OptiPlex 7010 v: 01 serial: N/A  Chassis: type: 3 serial: N/A
           Mobo: Dell model: 0YXT71 v: A01 serial: N/A UEFI: Dell v: A29 date: 06/28/2018
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7-3770 (-MT-MCP-) arch: Ivy Bridge rev.9 cache: 8192 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 27139
           clock speeds: min/max: 1600/3900 MHz 1: 1596 MHz 2: 1596 MHz 3: 1596 MHz 4: 1596 MHz 5: 1596 MHz
           6: 1596 MHz 7: 1596 MHz 8: 1596 MHz
Memory:    Using dmidecode: root required for dmidecode
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GK208B [GeForce GT 730] bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:1287
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 ) drivers: nvidia (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1920x1200@59.95hz
           OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GT 730/PCIe/SSE2 version: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 390.116 Direct Render: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 Intel 7 Series/C216 Family High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:1e20
           Card-2 NVIDIA GK208 HDMI/DP Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:0e0f
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k5.0.0-7-generic
Network:   Card: Intel 82541PI Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: e1000 v: 7.3.21-k8-NAPI port: d000 bus-ID: 02:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:107c
           IF: enp2s2 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
           WAN IP: <filter>
           IF: enp2s2 ip-v4: <filter> ip-v6-link: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1320.3GB (0.5% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: CT1000MX500SSD1 size: 1000.2GB serial: <filter> temp: 33C
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: ST320LT009 size: 320.1GB serial: <filter> temp: 30C
           Optical-1: /dev/sr0 model: MATSHITA DVD-ROM SW420 rev: D.02 dev-links: cdrom,dvd
           Features: speed: 48x multisession: yes audio: yes dvd: yes rw: none state: running
Partition: ID-1: / size: 20G used: 5.1G (28%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
           label: Root uuid: 71243b7b-60f2-4d90-8282-271c159d1982
           ID-2: /home size: 59G used: 442M (1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda3
           label: Home uuid: f4c3bcf8-c165-47a3-a909-ead4a3877203
           ID-3: /boot/efi size: 300M used: 6.1M (3%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda1 label: UEFI uuid: 2D36-30F3
           ID-4: swap-1 size: 0.54GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda4
           label: Swap uuid: d9aebe01-4915-4cdb-9693-e9ea05e51cef
RAID:      System: supported: N/A
           No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
           Unused Devices: none
Unmounted: ID-1: /dev/sdb1 size: 0.10G fs: NTFS label: System Reserved uuid: F84CF3214CF2D8F8
           ID-2: /dev/sdb2 size: 319.97G fs: NTFS label: N/A uuid: 925EF5265EF503AF
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 29.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 0.0:38C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 213 Uptime: 28 min Memory: 702.7/7959.4MB Init: systemd v: 237 runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 7.3.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.4.191 running in x-terminal-emul) inxi: 2.3.56

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Re: New Linux Kernel: The Big 5.0
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2019, 02:18:31 am »
Dude - That is insane  :D  :D  :D
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Re: New Linux Kernel: The Big 5.0
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2019, 02:24:58 am »
A couple of things...

You might have noticed, or not, that I'm using nVidia 360 drivers. I tried nVidia 390 drivers, but they were causing too many headaches, on this cowboy kernel.

Also, I have a mishmash of RAM sticks installed in this machine - 2x2 GB of HP RAM and 2x2 GB of Dell RAM. That's all I had laying around.  ::)

The mem is working fine, but I'm trying to round up 4x4 GB of matching Dell RAM, just because I don't like mismatched RAM. It's an OCD thing. LoL

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Re: New Linux Kernel: The Big 5.0
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2019, 02:31:32 am »
Dude - That is insane  :D  :D  :D

IKR

Never seen a machine that consistently boots in the 3-4 second range.

This thing flies with Peppermint 9 on top of Linux 5.0  :)

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Re: New Linux Kernel: The Big 5.0
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2019, 06:35:57 am »
Here's my GRUB, if anyone is interested:

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# If you change this file, run 'sudo update-grub' afterwards to update
GRUB_DEFAULT="0"
GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET="true"
GRUB_TIMEOUT="10"
GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR="`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`"
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="elevator=deadline quiet splash"
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="libata.force=noncq"
GRUB_GFXMODE="1920x1200"

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Re: New Linux Kernel: The Big 5.0
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2019, 06:48:37 am »
Heh. You know, I was just thinking...

I haven't seen the Plymouth splash screens once, since I built this thing  ;D






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Re: New Linux Kernel: The Big 5.0
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2019, 06:55:16 am »
 :D you're booting too fast  :D
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Re: New Linux Kernel: The Big 5.0
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2019, 07:38:19 pm »
Everything shuts down before I can even lift my figure off the mouse button.

So, I don't see the splash screens at either end - boot screen nor shutdown  ;D






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Re: New Linux Kernel: The Big 5.0
« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2019, 11:21:20 am »
You're not missing much, but we can always slow the boot/shutdown if you like the artwork that much ???

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Or we could just put pics of the startup/shutdown screens here, so you can visit them when the mood takes you ;)
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Re: New Linux Kernel: The Big 5.0
« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2019, 09:18:10 pm »
Nah, that's alright.

I still own a few doorstops...  :)