Sunday, 24 June 2012

Test Nexus S kernel release 3.0.36-13

Changelog (as –12 with the following changes):

  • Wifi will now work if installed with a CM based ROM (funky symlinking magic in the updater-script.
  • Moved cifs and utf8 from the zImage into /system/lib/modules – if you need these modules you will need to load them with insmod /system/lib/modules/cifs.ko etc (unfortunately modprobe doesn’t work correctly as it looks for modules in /lib instead of /system/lib). But CifsManager will do that automatically for you.

Known issues:

  • None

Tested and dismissed for this release:

  • Tested interactive CPU governor again, didn’t notice any difference with responsiveness of the device, but found that it was quite expensive in terms of CPU cycles, *much* more so than ondemand. I will stick with ondemand.
  • Tested change of colour temperature for Super AMOLED devices. Going to pre 2.3.3 colours made the whites very cold and blueish and the colours weren’t right at all so backed out of that change.
  • No, I’m not adding BLN. :p

Available here.

2 comments:

  1. What do you think about conservative governor?

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  2. I don't really think about it at all.

    I think the person who wrote it didn't understand that doing something as fast as possible and then racing to idle as quickly as possible is more power efficient (on modern hardware which supports sleep states) than spending longer doing something slowly.

    If it was a roundabout way of asking if I fancy including it, no is the answer as it doesn't add anything useful.

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