hoary kernel point release

Matt Zimmerman mdz at ubuntu.com
Mon May 23 17:53:14 UTC 2005

On Tue, May 17, 2005 at 07:20:52AM +0200, Fabio Massimo Di Nitto wrote:

> it is probably time to discuss a possible kernel update for hoary.
> Right now I have been informed by upstream that one of the SATA patches
> that are inside our tree is extremely dangerous and it can cause data corruption.
> There is no update to that patch so it must to be reverted.
> the impact of this fix is pretty high unfortunatly. It seems to introduce an ABI change
> and it will kill 2 modules from our tree. The 2 modules are not used by d-i so that
> makes things a bit better.

Which patch, and which two modules?

> A few minutes ago we found a bug on how our initrd is builded and due to this bug
> the capability module is not added to the initrd as it should. The module is still
> loaded at a later stage but this is not optimal.

There is no need for capability support in the initrd; this seems harmless
and therefore I don't think we should change it in the stable release.

> My suggestion is to get 34.1 out with the 4 security fixes that we have been working
> on (so we don't delay warty) and prepare a 35 to go in -updates together with linux-meta
> and the whole dance of the abi change.


 - mdz

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