This patch series (which I'm forwarding from the intel-gfx mailing list) fixes
a bunch of backlight regressions in 3.15+ and as such should probably
be added to the stabilization branch.
I expect these to land in 3.16 soon enough, but just to be sure we should
keep an eye on that too.
i know there was 3.15.3 released today
however, i catched the 3.15.2-200 last night and liked to
say that it works fine on two phyiscal machines as well
as on 2 virtual servers here
IvyBdrige (HP Compaq Elite 8300)
SandyBridge (HP Compaq Elite 8200)
survived also a raid-check on 4 TB RAID10, well, after the in
the meantime fixed regression in 3.14 we know that this don't
say too much because the freezes happened only after some days
uptime, hard to test in case of weekly kernel updates :-)
If netconsole is built as a module, you can't use it to capture output
before the module gets loaded. Rebuilding Fedora srpms (to get Fedora
patches) takes pretty long, which makes testing slow.
I have something particular I am testing now (probably a nouveau related
crash) that crashes for netconsole gets loaded (though I tried to add
it to the initramfs to get it loaded fairly early). I am not sure if it
will be early enough even if it is built in. I won't know until sometime
tomorrow. But if it does get loaded early enough to handle video card
related stuff, it seems like it be worth having built into debug kernels.