Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Minutes from the Ubuntu Kernel Team meeting, 2013-06-18

= Meeting Minutes =
[[http://irclogs.ubuntu.com/2013/06/18/%23ubuntu-meeting.txt|IRC Log of
the meeting.]]
[[http://voices.canonical.com/kernelteam|Meeting minutes.]]

== Agenda ==
[[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelTeam/Meeting#Tues, 18 Jun, 2013|20130618
Meeting Agenda]]


=== ARM Status ===
Q/master: lp1176977 ("XFS instability on armhf under load") - passed
all xfs
tests (tested both on arm and x86), but there's still one patch missing
(and
waiting to enter linux-next for 3.11).
*/highbank: lp1182637("cpu_offlining fails to run on ARM") - indeed, it
was a
firmware issue: updating the node to the last available firmware, made cpu
hotplugging work - lp1185669 ("CPU cores offline and can't be brought
back up on
ARM Server card") is probably a dup.
R/master: lp1171582("hvc0 getty causes random hangs"), seems like i can
detect
the presence of a jtag console (DBGAUTHSTATUS NSNE bit) and thus attach
or not
the xen console to it, i'll give it a try.

=== Release Metrics and Incoming Bugs ===
Release metrics and incoming bug data can be reviewed at the following
link:
* http://people.canonical.com/~kernel/reports/kt-meeting.txt

=== Milestone Targeted Work Items ===
|| apw || client-1303-power-consumption-testing || 1 work item ||
|| || foundations-1305-arm64-bringup || 1 work item ||
|| ogasawara || foundations-1305-kernel || 1 work item ||
|| || mobile-power-management || 1 work item ||
|| sforshee || foundations-1303-phablet-kernel-maintenance || 1 work
item ||
|| smb || servercloud-s-virtstack || 1 work item ||

=== Status: Saucy Development Kernel ===
Our Saucy unstable branch has been rebased to the latest v3.10-rc6
upstream kernel. We unfortunately have still not uploaded yet. We are
still awaiting fixups for a few DKMS packages. We hope to upload by EOW
or early next week. In the mean time we have gone ahead and rebased our
Saucy master branch to the recent v3.9.6 upstream stable kernel and
uploaded.
For our phablet kernels we have been investigating some kernel size
constraints and the modules which we have enabled and built in.
Important upcoming dates:
Thurs June 27 - Alpha 1 (opt in)

=== Status: CVE's ===
== 2013-06-18 (7 days) ==
Currently we have 62 CVEs on our radar, with 3 CVEs added and 2 CVEs
retired in the last week.
See the CVE matrix for the current list:
* http://people.canonical.com/~kernel/cve/pkg/ALL-linux.html
Overall the backlog has increased slightly this week:
* http://people.canonical.com/~kernel/status/cve-metrics.txt
* http://people.canonical.com/~kernel/cve/pkg/CVE-linux.txt

=== Status: Stable, Security, and Bugfix Kernel Updates -
Raring/Quantal/Precise/Lucid/Hardy ===
Status for the main kernels, until today (Jun. 18):
* Lucid - Beginning prep;
* Precise - Beginning prep;
* Quantal - Beginning prep;
* Raring - Beginning prep;
Current opened tracking bugs details:
* http://people.canonical.com/~kernel/reports/kernel-sru-workflow.html
For SRUs, SRU report is a good source of information:
* http://people.canonical.com/~kernel/reports/sru-report.html
Future stable cadence cycles:
* https://wiki.ubuntu.com/RaringRingtail/ReleaseInterlock

=== Open Discussion or Questions? Raise your hand to be recognized ===
No open discussions.

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