ACK/Cmnt: [SRU][f/linux-meta-*][PATCH 0/6] Fix missing kernel-testing--*--modules-extra--preferred

Andrea Righi andrea.righi at
Fri Jun 11 09:23:57 UTC 2021

On Thu, Jun 10, 2021 at 06:00:48PM +0200, Kleber Sacilotto de Souza wrote:
> BugLink:
> [Impact]
> ADT sets up the test environment by installing the image and modules-extra
> package via the virtual provides
> 'kernel-testing--linux-<derivative>--full--preferred' and
> 'kernel-testing--linux-<derivative>--modules-extra--preferred'. If those are not
> available, it falls back to using the real meta names as
> 'linux-image-<derivative>' and 'linux-modules-extra-<derivative>'.
> The 5.4 cloud kernels in Focal are not providing the virtual packages for
> 'kernel-testing--linux-<derivative>--modules-extra--preferred'. When the tests
> falls back to 'linux-modules-extra-<derivative>', the new 5.8 cloud kernels are
> pulled for the tests as they are now the default sources.
> The oracle kernels in focal don't need fixing as they do not produce a
> linux-modules-extra-* package.
> ADT log:
> [Fix]
> The meta packages need to be fixed to provide the necessary virtual packages for
> testing.
> Although the 5.8 kernels don't need this fix, I'm including it for
> consistency.
> [Where problems could occur]
> Adding new virtual meta packages could clash with existing names provided by
> other sources. However, if they existed ADT would have pulled them.
> Kleber Sacilotto de Souza (1):
>   UBUNTU: [Packaging] Fix provides for *--modules-extra--preferred
>  debian/control.d/azure | 2 +-
>  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

Makes sense to me. How about 5.11 and the next kernels? Do we need to
make sure this change is applied also to them for consistency?

Acked-by: Andrea Righi <andrea.righi at>

More information about the kernel-team mailing list