Meeting Minutes

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Meeting minutes.

Agenda

20130521 Meeting Agenda


ARM Status

Q/master: lp1176977 (“XFS instability on armhf under load”) – working with
upstream on this one: i already backported a fix that turn the vmalloc() exhaustion
and fs shutdown to an -ENOSPC error, and this second error seems to be triggered
by the tiny fs used in these tests (~2GB). Still working to get it
properly fixed.
R/master: lp1171582(“[highbank] hvc0 getty causes random hangs”) -
the jtag console has a 1-char producer-consumer buffer and if there’s no
real hw attached to the board, any subsequent write turn into an endless loop
waiting for a consumer. The situation is worsened by the fact
that before writing to this register a tty spinlocked is taken, and
any subsequent tentative to pick this spinlock makes the thread hang -
got a confirmation of the problem, some info about the hw, and i’m working on this.


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

The burn down charts have not yet been reset for 13.10, so disregard the
second link posted abovefor now. I’ll be cleaning up and adding work
items for 13.10 so that the +upcomingwork link will be more accurate.
Next week I’ll have the usual nag table available.


Status: Saucy Development Kernel

For now, we’ll plan on targetting the v3.10 kernel for Saucy but will
strongly re-evaluate a move to v3.11 in the coming months. We’ve just
rebased Saucy to v3.10-rc2 and are still cleaning up some of the
carnage. I don’t anticipate we’ll upload until a later -rc which will
hopefully provide more stability.
Importand upcoming dates:
Thurs June 20 – Alpha 1 (opt in)


Status: CVE’s

== 2013-05-21 (28 days) ==
Currently we have 63 CVEs on our radar, with 8 CVEs added and 17 CVEs retired in the last 28 days.
See the CVE matrix for the current list:

  • http://people.canonical.com/~kernel/cve/pkg/ALL-linux.html

    Overall the backlog has decreased 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/Oneiric/Lucid/Hardy

Support for Oneiric and Hardy expired on May 9th.
Status for the main kernels, until today (May. 21):

  • Lucid – In Testing;
  • Precise – In Testing; 2 upstream releases;
  • Quantal – In Testing; 2 upstream releases;
  • Raring – In Testing; 3 upstream releases;
    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


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Thanks everyone