Natty Final Upload

Pete Graner pgraner at canonical.com
Mon Apr 18 13:09:01 UTC 2011


On 04/17/2011 08:54 PM, Leann Ogasawara wrote:
> On Sun, 2011-04-17 at 20:00 +0100, Andy Whitcroft wrote:
>> During fridays release meeting report, I raised the possibility of a
>> final kernel upload on Monday.  This primarily based on a pending KVM fix,
>> without which installation under KVM cannot be localised.
>>
>> I have reviewed all of the pending fixes on master-next (which includes
>> 2.6.38.3 stable update).  There are a number of possible information
>> leaks, but none which seem especially serious and could not wait for the
>> first SRU kernel.  There are a few which are known to fix issues being
>> reported currently:
>>
>>   1) UBUNTU: SAUCE: kvm: fix push of wrong eip when doing softint,
>>   2) rt2x00: Fix radio off hang issue for PCIE interface, and
>>   3) Bluetooth: Fix HCI_RESET command synchonization.
>>
>> The first of these is the KVM fix mentioned above, however having
>> reviewed the KVM fix it seems that this only affects the host side and
>> thus should only exhibit when the host is upgraded, this allows us to
>> SRU this fix safely.
>>
>> The second of these is a shutdown crash which while unfortunate should
>> allow us to update the kernel as wireless functions normally until
>> shutdown.  This should be SRUable.
>>
>> The final one does does potentially affect a large number of bluetooth
>> devices including keyboards and mice.  However it is not being widely
>> reported and it is rare for the bluetooth keyboard to be your only
>> input device.  It seems likely we can handle this one via SRU also.
>>
>> Based on this unless there is any futher specific fixes which really are
>> kitten killers, it does not seem necessary to upload again before release.
>> Though we likely should prepare for an early SRU upload.
>>
>> Comments?
>
> Hi Andy,
>
> I'd agree with your above analysis.  I say we just release note the
> above issues and prep for an early SRU upload.
>
> Leann
>
>

+1 your proposal.

Thanks

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Pete Graner          <pgraner at canonical.com>
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