Meeting Minutes

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Meeting minutes.


20110913 Meeting Agenda

ARM Status

  • Various arm kernel flavours: pushed out missing maverick/mvl-dove kernel,
    it marks the end of this round of kernel updates.
  • Oneiric/ti-omap4: work continues on the video (latest kernel broke pvr driver
    and the omap fb seems incompatible with latest omap drm) and audio (we managed
    to get audio out of panda via aplay but not through pulseaudio yet) fronts.

Release Metrics and Incoming Bugs

Release Metrics

oneiric nominated bugs

  • 39 linux kernel bugs (up 19)

Ubuntu ubuntu-11.10-beta-2 bugs

  • 2 linux kernel bugs (up 2)

-updates bugs

  • 0 oneiric linux kernel bugs (no change 0)
  • 15 natty linux kernel bugs (no change 0)
  • 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

  • 191 oneiric bugs (up 19)
  • 1596 natty bugs (up 11)
  • 1087 maverick bugs (up 3)
  • 959 lucid bugs (up 1)
  • 32 hardy bugs (no change 0)


regression-update bugs

  • 0 oneiric bugs (no change 0)
  • 16 natty bugs (up 1)
  • 40 maverick bugs (no change 0)
  • 78 lucid bugs (up 3)
  • 0 hardy bugs (no change 0)

regression-release bugs

  • 7 oneiric bugs (up 1)
  • 433 natty bugs (down 2)
  • 237 maverick bugs (down 1)
  • 213 lucid bugs (no change 0)
  • 2 hardy bugs (no change 0)

regression-proposed bugs

  • 0 oneiric bugs (no change 0)
  • 3 natty bugs (no change 0)
  • 0 maverick bugs (no change 0)
  • 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 Beta 2 work items.

apw    other-kernel-o-bug-handling    2 work items   
   other-kernel-o-version-and-flavours    1 work item   
   other-kernel-o-ubuntu-delta-review    1 work item   
   desktop-o-xorg-stakeholders-request    2 work items   
ppisati    other-kernel-o-ubuntu-delta-review    1 work item   
sarvatt    desktop-o-xorg-tools-and-processes    1 work item   
smb    other-kernel-o-server-requirements    1 work item   

Status: General Oneiric

Last week we uploaded the 3.0.0-11.17 Ubuntu kernel. I’m planning one more upload today in order to hit Kernel Freeze on Thurs. I would like to remind everyone that after Kernel Freeze all patches are subject to our SRU policy in order to be applied.
Some important upcoming dates to keep in mind are as follows:

  • Sept 15 – Kernel Freeze (2 days)
  • Sept 22 – Beta 2 (~1 weeks)
  • Oct 13 – Final Release (~4 weeks)

Status: CVE’s

Currently open CVEs for each supported branch:

We had seven new CVEs appear this week. One has already got patches applied, another is under review. It is pleasing to note that the releasing still getting stable updates are already patched for a number of these. being off the air is impacting triage of new reports. We expect to make some progress over the next couple of days getting these closed out.

Package    Open   
linux Hardy    15 (+6)   
linux Lucid    7 (+1)   
linux Maverick    12 (+6)   
linux Natty    11 (+5)   
linux Oneiric    5 (–)   
linux-ec2 Lucid    7 (+1)   
linux-fsl-imx51 Lucid    12 (+6)   
linux-mvl-dove Lucid    7 (+1)   
linux-mvl-dove Maverick    7 (+1)   
linux-ti-omap4 Maverick    12 (+6)   
linux-ti-omap4 Natty    12 (+6)   
linux-ti-omap4 Oneiric    6 (+1)   
linux-lts-backport-maverick Lucid    12 (+6)   
linux-lts-backport-natty Lucid    11 (+5)   

Status: Stable, Security, and Bugfix Kernel Updates – Natty/Maverick/Lucid/Hardy

The stable kernel cadence no longer runs in sync for all kernels.
The Natty kernel is not delayed for any other kernel, due to the value that
this kernel has for many users wishing to obtain the latest fixes. This will
remain the policy for kernels which are version development-1 in the future.

Lucid is being respun due to a regression in the i915 driver. When it is complete,
it will require some time in -proposed and verification to insure that the
regression is solved. In addition, three patches were reverted due to a failure
to be verified.

There have been a dissapointing number of failures to verify fixes in the last cycle,
resulting in reverting a large number of fixes which are probably of high value.

SRU kernel status:
Detailed Information Here

Kernel status for each series is as follows:


  • Released



  • Released


Open Discussion or Questions

Nothing new this week.