Meeting Minutes

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Meeting minutes.


20110830 Meeting Agenda

ARM Status

Various arm kernel flavours: nothing to report.
lp709245(“ARM SMP scheduler performance bug”): Ming Lei has posted a patch that fixes the problem and discussion is ongoing on linux-omap@.

Release Metrics and Incoming Bugs

oneiric nominated bugs

  • 39 linux kernel bugs (up 19)

Ubuntu ubuntu-11.10-beta-1 bugs

  • 1 linux kernel bugs (up 1)

-updates bugs

  • 0 oneiric linux kernel bugs (no change 0)
  • 16 natty linux kernel bugs (down 2)
  • 3 maverick linux kernel bugs (no change 0)
  • 7 lucid linux kernel bugs (no change 0)
  • 0 hardy linux kernel bugs (no change 0)

Incoming Bugs

  • 150 oneiric bugs (up 18)
  • 1566 natty bugs (up 35)
  • 1089 maverick bugs (down 2)
  • 959 lucid bugs (up 2)
  • 32 hardy bugs (down 1)


regression-update bugs

  • 0 oneiric bugs (no change 0)
  • 14 natty bugs (no change 0)
  • 40 maverick bugs (no change 0)
  • 76 lucid bugs (down 1)
  • 0 hardy bugs (no change 0)

regression-release bugs

  • 6 oneiric bugs (no change 0)
  • 435 natty bugs (no change 0)
  • 238 maverick bugs (no change 0)
  • 216 lucid bugs (no change 0)
  • 2 hardy bugs (no change 0)

regression-proposed bugs

  • 0 oneiric bugs (down 1)
  • 3 natty bugs (no change 0)
  • 0 maverick bugs (down 1)
  • 1 lucid bugs (no change 0)
  • 0 hardy bugs (no change 0)

Milstone Targeted Work Items

If your name is in the table above, please review your work items or bump them to Beta 2.

apw    other-kernel-o-bug-handling    2 work items   
   other-kernel-o-version-and-flavours    1 work item   
ppisati    other-kernel-o-ubuntu-delta-review    1 work item   

Status: General Oneiric

Per bug 837332, we’ve spun a last minute upload of the kernel this morning to ensure CONFIG_EFI_VARS=y. We’ve also added this config to our enforcer now. I was a bit too strict with the enforcer check which has resulted in FTBFS for powerpc and arm. The release team has chosen to ignore those for now and we’ll get it resolved on the first upload after Beta-1.

  • Launchpad bug 837332 in linux (Ubuntu) “missing efi-modules udeb” [High,Fix released]
    Additionally, upstream stable v3.0.4 has been released so we’ll be rebasing shortly. We’ll upload the v3.0.4 rebase as well as any queued patches on master-next this Friday after Beta-1 releases. I would also like to remind everyone that Kernel Freeze is fast approaching, ie Thurs Sept 15. After that, all patches are subject to our SRU policy in order to be applied. Some important upcoming dates to keep in mind are as
  • Sept 1 – Beta 1 (2 days)
  • Sept 15 – Kernel Freeze (~2 weeks)
  • Sept 22 – Beta 2 (~3 weeks)
  • Oct 13 – Final Release (~6 weeks)
    I’d also like to note that the P-series git repo was recently rebased it to v3.1-rc4. It’s available at git:// master-next .

Status: CVE’s

Currently open CVEs for each supported branch:

We have a few new CVEs this week, a result of the security team cleaning house.

Package    Open   
linux Hardy    9 (+2)   
linux Lucid    6 (+2)   
linux Maverick    6 (+2)   
linux Natty    6 (+2)   
linux Oneiric    5 (+1)   
linux-ec2 Lucid    6 (+2)   
linux-fsl-imx51 Lucid    6 (+2)   
linux-mvl-dove Lucid    6 (+2)   
linux-mvl-dove Maverick    6 (+2)   
linux-ti-omap4 Maverick    6 (+2)   
linux-ti-omap4 Natty    6 (+2)   
linux-ti-omap4 Oneiric    5 (+2)   
linux-lts-backport-maverick Lucid    6 (+2)   
linux-lts-backport-natty Lucid    6 (+2)   

Status: Stable Kernel Team

We’ve finished the verification phase for Lucid and Maverick, which was
delayed due to time required to find regressions. Two fixes have been reverted
from those kernels due to a failure to have them verified.

In addition, another regression was reported in Lucid, and the patch was reverted.

Both Lucid and Maverick have been respun and uploaded, and the builds should
be completed tomorrow, and they will be ready to enter testing phase.

We have gone ahead and prepared the nect Natty kernel without waiting for the next
cycle to start for the other kernels, so that we don’t pile up more stable upstream
patches than we must. This effectively decouples Natty from the kernel cadence for
the other kernels


  • Released




  • Natty Tracking Bug
  • Now building in the PPA, will enter Verification phase when complete and copied to -proposed

    Current Kernel versions are available here:

Open Discussion or Questions: Raise your hand to be recognized

  • I’ve made changes to some of the bug reports.

    • Bug Heat column added.
    • Kernel version column added. The kernel version will be prefixed with ‘[U]’ or ‘[P]’ if that is the version in -updates or -proposed.