Meeting Minutes

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20110301 Meeting Agenda

Release Metrics

Release Meeting Bugs (8 bugs, 9 Blueprints)

Beta 1 Milestoned Bugs (71 across all packages (up 15))

  • 5 linux kernel bugs (up 1)
  • 0 linux-ti-omap bugs (no change)
  • 0 linux-meta-ti-omap bug (no change)

Release Targeted Bugs (271 across all packages (up 6))

  • 20 linux kernel bugs (down 3)
  • 0 linux-ti-omap bugs (no change)
  • 0 linux-meta-ti-omap bug (no change)

Milestoned Features

  • 7 blueprints (Including HWE Blueprints)

Maverick Updates Bugs

  • 60 Linux Bugs (down 3)

Lucid Updates Bugs

  • 94 Linux Bugs (no change)

Bugs with Patches Attached:77 (down 21)

Blueprints: Natty Bug Handling

  • apport hook change item: POSTPONED

    • I will not likely get to this before UDS, but if I do, I will update the status then.
  • develop process for handling, validation & closure, and document in the wiki:INPROGRESS

    • I still have a bit of work to do on this. I didn’t have the time over the past week to complete it.
  • drive existing bugs with patches list to zero and keep it there:INPROGRESS

    • My thanks to those of you who have been working on this. The list continues to drop significantly every week.
    • Other items in the list didn’t get looked at this past week. I have time scheduled this coming week to address them and, hopefully, close them out.

Status: General Natty

The natty kernel is now at v2.6.38-5.32 (v2.6.38-rc6 based). Overall we have most of our development out of the way, with just the ecryptfs long filename work ongoing. We are currently concentrating on bug squashing for Natty. One area of concern is an interaction between vesafb and drmfb during boot, in some cases we are triggering gpu hangs; upstream says “don’t do that”. We are currently in freeze for Alpha-3. We are waiting on -rc7 which should be imminent, planning to upload it as soon as freeze lifts.

Status: Ecryptfs

No real progress – postponed for natty. xattr version still waiting for review, some work on in header version

Status: Stable Kernel Team (sconklin / bjf)

We are in the middle of preparing kernels for a new cycle and uploading them to our PPA. We had planned to complete this last week but were delayed by a possible regression in the last set of kernels undergoing testing. This turned out not to be a regression, and we are free to proceed. We plan to have all the remaining packages uploaded today.

Security & bugfix kernels – Maverick/Lucid/Karmic/Hardy/Dapper (sconklin / bjf)

Package    Upd/Sec    Proposed    TiP    Verified   
dapper linux-source-2.6.15    2.6.15-55.93            
— linux-meta    2.6.15-56            
hardy linux    2.6.24-28.86            
— linux-meta    2.6.24-28.30            
karmic linux    2.6.31-22.73            
— linux-meta    2.6.31-22.35            
— linux-ec2    2.6.31-307.27            
— linux-meta-ec2            
— linux-ports-meta            
— linux-backports-modules-2.6.31            
— linux-fsl-imx51    2.6.31-112.30            
— linux-meta-fsl-imx51            
— linux-mvl-dove            
— linux-meta-mvl-dove            
lucid linux-ec2    2.6.32-312.24    2.6.32-313.26    8    6   
— linux-ports-meta    0    0   
— linux-mvl-dove    2.6.32-211.27    2.6.32-214.30    6    6   
— linux-meta-mvl-dove    0    0   
— linux-lts-backport-maverick    2.6.35-23.41~lucid1    2.6.35-25.44~lucid1    0    0   
— linux-backports-modules-2.6.32    2.6.32-28.27    2.6.32-29.28    0    0   
— linux    2.6.32-28.55    2.6.32-29.58    6    6   
— linux-meta    0    0   
— linux-meta-ec2    0    0   
maverick linux-mvl-dove       2.6.32-414.30    4    4   
— linux-meta-mvl-dove    0    0   

Incoming Bugs: Regressions

Incoming Bugs
182 Natty Bugs (up 2)
1183 Maverick Bugs (down 2)
1025 Lucid Bugs (up 6)
Current regression stats (broken down by release):


  • 40 maverick bugs (up 1)
  • 75 lucid bugs (down 2)
  • 7 karmic bugs (no change)
  • 0 hardy bugs (no change)


  • 73 natty bugs (up 3)
  • 237 maverick bugs (no change)
  • 218 lucid bugs (up 10)
  • 38 karmic bugs (no change)
  • 2 hardy bugs (no change)


  • 0 natty bugs (down 1)
  • 0 maverick bugs (down 2)
  • 0 lucid bugs (no change)
  • 0 karmic bug (no change)

Incoming Bugs: Bug day report

Last week’s bug day was a success. We had quite a number of bugs reviewed. Many changed states. I had the opportunity to take a closer look at the arsenal script we use to process these and there is some work continuing there to make that script work better. The next bug day will be next Tuesday. I had originally hoped to have one today, but I couldn’t get everything ready and announced in time, so I will announce for next week.

Triage Status

We have had quite a bit of interest in the periphery on bug triage. I have been fielding a few requests in #ubuntu-bugs about the proper level of information needed in bugs as well as the occasional private request. As always, I am recomending that interested parties inquire in our channel on #ubuntu-kernel so that others can benefit from the knowledge sharing.

Open Discussion or Questions:

Nothing new.