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Call for testing Kernel 6.6

Post by mdrjr »

The same way we updated to kernel 6.1 we are now updating to kernel 6.6

For reference the old thread: viewtopic.php?f=177&t=46680

Its a call for people to test and help find out what features are missing

Source code: https://github.com/hardkernel/linux/tree/odroid-6.6.y
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Re: Call for testing Kernel 6.6

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It looks like there are less than 100 days left until the Ubuntu 24.04 release.
I hope that critical bugs will be resolved and all major features will be implemented by then. ;)

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Re: Call for testing Kernel 6.6

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From my testing...

its missing the Generic GPIO bit-banged PWM driver (CONFIG_PWM_GPIO), so the fan on the N2+ doesnt work.

The option is completely missing from kernel config like xconfig. pwm-gpio.c is also missing from the drivers/pwm folder.

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Re: Call for testing Kernel 6.6

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Podycust wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2024 1:17 am
From my testing...

its missing the Generic GPIO bit-banged PWM driver (CONFIG_PWM_GPIO), so the fan on the N2+ doesnt work.

The option is completely missing from kernel config like xconfig. pwm-gpio.c is also missing from the drivers/pwm folder.

Thank you for catching this issue!

Fixed on today's pushs! https://github.com/hardkernel/linux/com ... oid-6.6.y/

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Re: Call for testing Kernel 6.6

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mdrjr wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2024 12:59 am
Podycust wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2024 1:17 am
From my testing...

its missing the Generic GPIO bit-banged PWM driver (CONFIG_PWM_GPIO), so the fan on the N2+ doesnt work.

The option is completely missing from kernel config like xconfig. pwm-gpio.c is also missing from the drivers/pwm folder.

Thank you for catching this issue!

Fixed on today's pushs! https://github.com/hardkernel/linux/com ... oid-6.6.y/
No problem

Tho it doesn’t build with the option selected.

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Re: Call for testing Kernel 6.6

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Oops, I've just merged the driver and didn't checked it.
I fixed the driver to work with kernel 6.6 now :)
Tested fan on N2+ working just fine.

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Re: Call for testing Kernel 6.6

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mdrjr wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2024 12:58 am
Oops, I've just merged the driver and didn't checked it.
I fixed the driver to work with kernel 6.6 now :)
Tested fan on N2+ working just fine.
No worries, ok cool I’ll pull the latest commits and build later.

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Re: Call for testing Kernel 6.6

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can confirm fan now works :)

just a couple of other config options missing to make docker work correctly:
CONFIG_NETFILTER_XT_MATCH_IPVS
CONFIG_BRIDGE_VLAN_FILTERING
CONFIG_BTRFS_FS_POSIX_ACL

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Re: Call for testing Kernel 6.6

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Podycust wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2024 7:36 pm
can confirm fan now works :)

just a couple of other config options missing to make docker work correctly:
CONFIG_NETFILTER_XT_MATCH_IPVS
CONFIG_BRIDGE_VLAN_FILTERING
CONFIG_BTRFS_FS_POSIX_ACL
Thank you for reporting!
https://github.com/hardkernel/linux/com ... be8e84e5d3

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Re: Call for testing Kernel 6.6

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mdrjr wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2024 10:27 pm
Podycust wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2024 7:36 pm
can confirm fan now works :)

just a couple of other config options missing to make docker work correctly:
CONFIG_NETFILTER_XT_MATCH_IPVS
CONFIG_BRIDGE_VLAN_FILTERING
CONFIG_BTRFS_FS_POSIX_ACL
Thank you for reporting!
https://github.com/hardkernel/linux/com ... be8e84e5d3
No problem

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Re: Call for testing Kernel 6.6

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Currently I have updated my systems to 6.6 (both the M1S and the N2+).
I must say my systems work mostly with a vanilla kernel, but there is one thing I hope to be supported from odroid + mainline:
the wifi adapter.

I have an odroid 5A,a 5B and a 5BK, but none works yet with 6.6.x (vanilla + some DTB-files for the Odoids)..
Currently I´ḿ using the M1S with a RTL8192 which is pretty stable. The 5BK seems to ¨almost work¨, but for a project I´d call that a "fail¨, since I can´t depend on it.
Any link I try to get the adapters to work are 1-2years old (github), which is a problem since those are not fit for a more recent 6.6-kernel.

Now the specific question: what wifi adapter would you recommend for an N2+ (or an M1S)?
If you say ¨my sources work as well as upstream" I could switch to your repository.

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Re: Call for testing Kernel 6.6

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Did you tested it on n2?

My tree is one the first post.

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Re: Call for testing Kernel 6.6

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Is there a chance to get the gpio power button functionality brought to mainline?

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Re: Call for testing Kernel 6.6

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Possible, yes, with a overlay.

Just to understand, you use a button to power off the board?

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Re: Call for testing Kernel 6.6

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I would appreciate to use the power button to power up and shut down.
Power cycling by pulling and reconect the cable is just going on my nerves.
Please figure something out.
And by the way a newer U-Boot is also nice.

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Re: Call for testing Kernel 6.6

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mdrjr wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2024 4:53 am
Possible, yes, with a overlay.

Just to understand, you use a button to power off the board?
Actually, the functionality kernel 4.9 and corresponding u-boot had, so power up and power down.
I presume there was proprietary code in u-boot, which does not exist for the one used with 6.6.

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Re: Call for testing Kernel 6.6

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I used the same u-boot for everything, 4.9, 6.1 and 6.6.
So the part that powers up, should be from u-boot, should work.

Power down is from Linux world, that shouldn't be working right now.
Can you guys confirm that? I will prepare later a test board to look at this.

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Re: Call for testing Kernel 6.6

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https://github.com/hardkernel/linux/com ... 3af61a30a0

Added today for kernel 6.6, can I have a confirmation that it works as expected?

I tested here and it worked for me, but i would be great to hear from others.

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I noticed the 6.6 kernel doesn't include drivers for an Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL8811AU 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Odroid branded WLAN Adapter

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Re: Call for testing Kernel 6.6

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The current driver doesn't support it ?
I will try to find this module and test

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Re: Call for testing Kernel 6.6

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mdrjr wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2024 12:26 am
The current driver doesn't support it ?
I will try to find this module and test
It is small grey one. I think you have a couple of samples.
https://www.hardkernel.com/shop/wifi-module-5a/

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Re: Call for testing Kernel 6.6

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Ahh this one!

Indeed I missed it.
Kernel should now support any 88xxAU and 88xxCU

https://github.com/hardkernel/linux/com ... 698d6b8bf9

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Re: Call for testing Kernel 6.6

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I can't compile or build the kernel myself.
How can I install your latest for Jammy?

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Re: Call for testing Kernel 6.6

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You will have to wait about a week.
As we will release images with this kernel

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Re: Call for testing Kernel 6.6

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thanks,

can confirm wifi module is now working :)

also thanks to person earlier mentioned about wifi not working... normally I have mined wired but knew I had that wifi module somewhere lol

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Re: Call for testing Kernel 6.6

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Is there a ready to flash image with last kernel?
Thanks.

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Re: Call for testing Kernel 6.6

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Not yet, working on it. Next week :)

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Re: Call for testing Kernel 6.6

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Compiled 6.6.13 with a 6.1 configuration and that booted up into Ubuntu 22.04, only squashfs difficulties prevented from starting web browsers.
Could You provide Your configuration file for comparing, please?
Does the .dtb file need changes, also?

Thanks for Your efforts

Code: Select all

[root@22.04]# time taskset -c 1 glmark2-wayland --off-screen
=======================================================
    glmark2 2021.02
=======================================================
    OpenGL Information
    GL_VENDOR:     Mesa
    GL_RENDERER:   Mali-G52 (Panfrost)
    GL_VERSION:    3.1 Mesa 23.2.0-devel (git-68735f4e86)
=======================================================
[build] use-vbo=false: FPS: 720 FrameTime: 1.389 ms
[build] use-vbo=true: FPS: 1794 FrameTime: 0.557 ms
[texture] texture-filter=nearest: FPS: 1762 FrameTime: 0.568 ms
[texture] texture-filter=linear: FPS: 1783 FrameTime: 0.561 ms
[texture] texture-filter=mipmap: FPS: 1868 FrameTime: 0.535 ms
[shading] shading=gouraud: FPS: 1344 FrameTime: 0.744 ms
[shading] shading=blinn-phong-inf: FPS: 1297 FrameTime: 0.771 ms
[shading] shading=phong: FPS: 1121 FrameTime: 0.892 ms
[shading] shading=cel: FPS: 1066 FrameTime: 0.938 ms
[bump] bump-render=high-poly: FPS: 636 FrameTime: 1.572 ms
[bump] bump-render=normals: FPS: 2297 FrameTime: 0.435 ms
[bump] bump-render=height: FPS: 2266 FrameTime: 0.441 ms
[effect2d] kernel=0,1,0;1,-4,1;0,1,0;: FPS: 1035 FrameTime: 0.966 ms
[effect2d] kernel=1,1,1,1,1;1,1,1,1,1;1,1,1,1,1;: FPS: 380 FrameTime: 2.632 ms
[pulsar] light=false:quads=5:texture=false: FPS: 2021 FrameTime: 0.495 ms
[desktop] blur-radius=5:effect=blur:passes=1:separable=true:windows=4: FPS: 333 FrameTime: 3.003 ms
[desktop] effect=shadow:windows=4: FPS: 891 FrameTime: 1.122 ms
[buffer] columns=200:interleave=false:update-dispersion=0.9:update-fraction=0.5:update-method=map: FPS: 150 FrameTime: 6.667 ms
[buffer] columns=200:interleave=false:update-dispersion=0.9:update-fraction=0.5:update-method=subdata: FPS: 151 FrameTime: 6.623 ms
[buffer] columns=200:interleave=true:update-dispersion=0.9:update-fraction=0.5:update-method=map: FPS: 217 FrameTime: 4.608 ms
[ideas] speed=duration: FPS: 387 FrameTime: 2.584 ms
[jellyfish] <default>: FPS: 813 FrameTime: 1.230 ms
[terrain] <default>: FPS: 57 FrameTime: 17.544 ms
[shadow] <default>: FPS: 566 FrameTime: 1.767 ms
[refract] <default>: FPS: 101 FrameTime: 9.901 ms
[conditionals] fragment-steps=0:vertex-steps=0: FPS: 1833 FrameTime: 0.546 ms
[conditionals] fragment-steps=5:vertex-steps=0: FPS: 1857 FrameTime: 0.539 ms
[conditionals] fragment-steps=0:vertex-steps=5: FPS: 1907 FrameTime: 0.524 ms
[function] fragment-complexity=low:fragment-steps=5: FPS: 1954 FrameTime: 0.512 ms
[function] fragment-complexity=medium:fragment-steps=5: FPS: 1623 FrameTime: 0.616 ms
[loop] fragment-loop=false:fragment-steps=5:vertex-steps=5: FPS: 1905 FrameTime: 0.525 ms
[loop] fragment-steps=5:fragment-uniform=false:vertex-steps=5: FPS: 1901 FrameTime: 0.526 ms
[loop] fragment-steps=5:fragment-uniform=true:vertex-steps=5: FPS: 1619 FrameTime: 0.618 ms
=======================================================
                                  glmark2 Score: 1201 
=======================================================

real	5m35.027s
user	1m17.607s
sys	1m46.685s



[root@22.04]# echo "performance" > /sys/class/devfreq/ffe40000.gpu/governor
[root@22.04]# time taskset -c 2-5 glmark2-wayland --off-screen
=======================================================
    glmark2 2021.02
=======================================================
    OpenGL Information
    GL_VENDOR:     Mesa
    GL_RENDERER:   Mali-G52 (Panfrost)
    GL_VERSION:    3.1 Mesa 23.2.0-devel (git-68735f4e86)
=======================================================
[build] use-vbo=false: FPS: 1143 FrameTime: 0.875 ms
[build] use-vbo=true: FPS: 2208 FrameTime: 0.453 ms
[texture] texture-filter=nearest: FPS: 2473 FrameTime: 0.404 ms
[texture] texture-filter=linear: FPS: 2497 FrameTime: 0.400 ms
[texture] texture-filter=mipmap: FPS: 2653 FrameTime: 0.377 ms
[shading] shading=gouraud: FPS: 1669 FrameTime: 0.599 ms
[shading] shading=blinn-phong-inf: FPS: 1704 FrameTime: 0.587 ms
[shading] shading=phong: FPS: 1359 FrameTime: 0.736 ms
[shading] shading=cel: FPS: 1351 FrameTime: 0.740 ms
[bump] bump-render=high-poly: FPS: 781 FrameTime: 1.280 ms
[bump] bump-render=normals: FPS: 3473 FrameTime: 0.288 ms
[bump] bump-render=height: FPS: 3322 FrameTime: 0.301 ms
[effect2d] kernel=0,1,0;1,-4,1;0,1,0;: FPS: 1166 FrameTime: 0.858 ms
[effect2d] kernel=1,1,1,1,1;1,1,1,1,1;1,1,1,1,1;: FPS: 420 FrameTime: 2.381 ms
[pulsar] light=false:quads=5:texture=false: FPS: 2943 FrameTime: 0.340 ms
[desktop] blur-radius=5:effect=blur:passes=1:separable=true:windows=4: FPS: 409 FrameTime: 2.445 ms
[desktop] effect=shadow:windows=4: FPS: 1330 FrameTime: 0.752 ms
[buffer] columns=200:interleave=false:update-dispersion=0.9:update-fraction=0.5:update-method=map: FPS: 290 FrameTime: 3.448 ms
[buffer] columns=200:interleave=false:update-dispersion=0.9:update-fraction=0.5:update-method=subdata: FPS: 286 FrameTime: 3.497 ms
[buffer] columns=200:interleave=true:update-dispersion=0.9:update-fraction=0.5:update-method=map: FPS: 331 FrameTime: 3.021 ms
[ideas] speed=duration: FPS: 589 FrameTime: 1.698 ms
[jellyfish] <default>: FPS: 1063 FrameTime: 0.941 ms
[terrain] <default>: FPS: 62 FrameTime: 16.129 ms
[shadow] <default>: FPS: 707 FrameTime: 1.414 ms
[refract] <default>: FPS: 115 FrameTime: 8.696 ms
[conditionals] fragment-steps=0:vertex-steps=0: FPS: 2585 FrameTime: 0.387 ms
[conditionals] fragment-steps=5:vertex-steps=0: FPS: 2508 FrameTime: 0.399 ms
[conditionals] fragment-steps=0:vertex-steps=5: FPS: 2523 FrameTime: 0.396 ms
[function] fragment-complexity=low:fragment-steps=5: FPS: 2390 FrameTime: 0.418 ms
[function] fragment-complexity=medium:fragment-steps=5: FPS: 2037 FrameTime: 0.491 ms
[loop] fragment-loop=false:fragment-steps=5:vertex-steps=5: FPS: 2544 FrameTime: 0.393 ms
[loop] fragment-steps=5:fragment-uniform=false:vertex-steps=5: FPS: 2427 FrameTime: 0.412 ms
[loop] fragment-steps=5:fragment-uniform=true:vertex-steps=5: FPS: 1962 FrameTime: 0.510 ms
=======================================================
                                  glmark2 Score: 1615 
=======================================================

real	5m32.551s
user	0m39.683s
sys	0m51.967s

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Re: Call for testing Kernel 6.6

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Yes, there are changes to the dtb
Also defconfig is on github https://github.com/hardkernel/linux/blo ... _defconfig

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Re: Call for testing Kernel 6.6

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Did someone performance test the new kernel with this usb gigabit ethernet lan adaptor? https://www.amazon.de/BYEASY-Geschwindi ... 1D5TW?th=1

USB 3 device!

RTL8153B cxhipset driverless

It was on 5.15 and 6.1 slowing the system down so much that other usb input devices nearly did't work.

Maybe the new scheduler gives an advantage in all I/O porocesses?

A list of all supported chipsets would be a nice, guessing is not my specilality.

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Re: Call for testing Kernel 6.6

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I did try to make the kernel however it is too much work for me to succeed.

First I tried with a known and working config I use for a vanilla kernel (failed).
Then I tried with a "make defconfig" which yields a compiling kernel (eventually).
However that config ended because I was testing with a fresh tobetter version of debian, meaning I completed the installation but the system won't start with "linux-image-6.6.13-g75fbc36653bf" (failed).
The "include/config/kernel.release" breaks the installation and "make clean" and even "make mrproper" ends with an error.

If "make mrproper" does not work it ends for me. Period.

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Re: Call for testing Kernel 6.6

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chatplosion wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2024 6:57 am
Did someone performance test the new kernel with this usb gigabit ethernet lan adaptor? https://www.amazon.de/BYEASY-Geschwindi ... 1D5TW?th=1

USB 3 device!

RTL8153B cxhipset driverless

It was on 5.15 and 6.1 slowing the system down so much that other usb input devices nearly did't work.

Maybe the new scheduler gives an advantage in all I/O porocesses?

A list of all supported chipsets would be a nice, guessing is not my specilality.
It's actually a driver issue, its quite known even on x86 Linux, I may test that later, as I have one of those adapters.
The idea is to use the vendor driver.

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Re: Call for testing Kernel 6.6

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I tested the realtek original driver.
It made the system responsive with RTL8153B. Works on 5.15 and 6.1. Unknown if working on 6.6.
But the RTL8153B after some short time turns on and off about 4 time and then shuts down completly. Driver issues?

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