Robert Pogson

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Daily Archives / Tuesday, December 18, 2012

  • Dec 18 / 2012
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Linux 3.6.11, Stable But Fast-moving

“I’m announcing the release of the 3.6.11 kernel.

Note, this is the LAST kernel in the 3.6.y series, it is now end-of-life. Please move to the 3.7.y kernel series at this time.”

see LKML: Greg KH: Linux 3.6.11.

Shucks. I rebuilt my kernel yesterday and I’m almost obsolete… ;-)

You can get your next kernel here. I bunzip2, check the signature on the tar file (gpg linux-3.7.1.tar.sign), untar, change to the directory and, on my Debian GNU/Linux system,

  • make mrproper
  • make oldconfig (picks up latest config from /boot/)
  • make -j 2 (use 2 CPUs)
  • make modules_install install and reboot

Takes 20 minutes or so and I have no performance issues while it grinds away.