Yesterday, 3.3.4 was released. The Changelog shows a lot of bug fixes, mostly for particular hardware. 91 commits are involved, not many more than the 69 in the older 3.2.16, so 3.3.4 is maturing nicely. Scanning through the changelog, I spotted only a few bugs that would affect the hardware I use. I am using 3.1 and haven’t had any problems lately.
I started a build at 0907 using my old configuration and denying most new features.
make -j 8 Kept the CPU at 90% utilization. I like that. CPU temperature reached 60C, too hot to touch. Load average was 9 and the system was still usable. I did not notice the time but by 0932 it was done. I should have put on a timer…
I found my USB/wireless mouse did not work any longer, because of a recent change in the kernel. It’s just a matter of changing the configuration to build a different driver, “$ lsusb
Bus 005 Device 002: ID 046d:c52b Logitech, Inc. Unifying Receiver
$ grep -i hid_logitech .config
CONFIG_HID_LOGITECH_DJ=m”. I ran make modules and make figured out that it should compile only the missing module and I copied the result and did a depmod to set things up so the correct modules could be found at boot. Works like a charm.