- Apr 1, 2011
Update to 2.0.6
Hey guys and girls,
Here´s the next update. That´s a bigger one. I´ll explain a few things below in more detail.
The link to the latest firmware can be found following this link.
Monolithic kernel build
Thanks to @arter97 it´s now possible to build the 5.10 qcom kernel now as a monolithic kernel, not needing to build as a GKI style kernel.
To explain it simple: The problem is QCOM/Google are no longer required to test if drivers are loading in the correct order and or test compilation of a monolithic kernel at all.
The gki style kernel has 100s of drivers build as external kernel modules, instead of directly into the zImage.
Having a monolithic build eases development a bit, but won´t directly make an impact to the user.
If you´re interested check my github, it contains the commits. and be sure to drop @arter97 a few thanks somewhere!
Introduction of Lazy RCU
Usually I´m not stating remarks about a change improving battery life notably. But this is one of the few kernel changes that really does make a noticeable difference.
This kernel has the entire(!) RCU subsystem updated to latest linux 6.0 kernel state. This also allowed for Lazy RCU to be merged into the kernel, which should result in power-savings while the device is lightly-loaded or idling (which is basically the case all the time a smartphone isn´t being interacted with (nothing touching the screen and no other workload such as video editing is done).
If you´re interested in details check the slides, which are also linked in the article mentioned/linked above.
A very simplified explanation: RCU functionality can be called 1000s of times a second, batching RCU calls can save power by not calling as often.
Please keep in mind, those are kernel changes and battery life will not be improved magically by huge amounts, but there´s definitely an improvments.
Sony Scheduler Improvements
Import some scheduler changes around Walt from Sony Xperia 1 IV. This improves jitter by a significant amount.
More changes in the changelog below:
- merge latest kernel/common lts branch
- linux-stable to 5.10.160
- merge latest qcom upstream to main branch
- bump clang to latest prebuilt from google 16.0.2
- lazy rcu backported
- scheduler improvements from Sony Xperia 1 IV
- remove wlan rx wakelock as it´s unnecssary
- other improvements and tweaks please check github
Attached to release post, AFH is currently broken
Instructions can be found in the OP!
But look at this post too
Have fun, enjoy the kernel and your phone.
Donations are not mandatory but very welcome.
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The firmware you linked to is WW-33.0804.2060.73, whereas the most recent firmware is WW-33.0804.2060.88. I suspect the minor version difference is a small hotfix from ASUS, so it should still be compatible, right?