Minutes from the Ubuntu Kernel Team meeting, 2012-02-28

Joseph Salisbury joseph.salisbury at canonical.com
Tue Feb 28 17:17:21 UTC 2012

= Meeting Minutes =
[[http://irclogs.ubuntu.com/2012/02/28/%23ubuntu-meeting.txt|IRC Log of 
the meeting.]]

[[http://voices.canonical.com/kernelteam|Meeting minutes.]]

== Agenda ==
[[https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelTeam/Meeting#Tues, 28 Feb, 2012|20120228 
Meeting Agenda]]

=== ARM Status  ===
  P/omap4: a new kernel (3.2.0-1407.9) was cut, rebased on top of 
3.2.0-17.27, with fixes for usb musb (lp 927860), led heartbeat (lp 
905445) and smsc95xx cmdline macaddr option (lp 937051).
  * [[https://launchpad.net/bugs/927860|Launchpad bug 927860 in 
linux-ti-omap4 (Ubuntu) "Missing musb-hdrc module required by Pandaboard 
OTG port" [Medium,Confirmed] ]]
  M/omap4: to reserve >= 2GB of memory (lp 861296) the memory layout was 
changed from a 2G/2G to a 3G/1G split - next SRU kernel will contain 
this fix.
  * [[https://launchpad.net/bugs/905445|Launchpad bug 905445 in 
linux-ti-omap4 (Ubuntu) "Starting with Precise, the heartbeat strobe on 
LED1 no longer functions on panda" [Low,New] ]]
  * [[https://launchpad.net/bugs/937051|Launchpad bug 937051 in 
linux-ti-omap4 (Ubuntu Oneiric) "Cannot set MAC address via kernel boot 
parameters" [Undecided,New] ]]
  * [[https://launchpad.net/bugs/861296|Launchpad bug 861296 in 
linux-ti-omap4 (Ubuntu Natty) "mmap fails to allocate 2030Mb heap on 
ARM" [Undecided,Fix committed] ]]

=== Release Metrics and Incoming Bugs  ===
  Release metrics and incoming bug data can be reviewed at the following 

=== Milestone Targeted Work Items  ===
  || apw        || hardware-p-kernel-boot                || 4 work items ||
  ||            || hardware-p-kernel-config-review       || 6 work items ||
  ||            || hardware-p-kernel-delta-review        || 3 work items ||
  || sconklin   || servercloud-p-ceph                    || 1 work item  ||
  If your name is in the above table, please review your Beta-1 work
  items.  If they won't be closed by Thursday, please push them out to

=== Blueprint: hardware-p-kernel-power-management  ===
  Power Management:
   * Bluetooth power consumption in suspend
   * Background colour with DPMS off
   * Call for testing: latest RC6 fixes, 
     Please *re-test* if you haven't already done so. Thanks to Leann 
     for organising this.

=== Status: Precise Development Kernel  ===
  The archive remains frozen for the upcoming Beta-1 release on Thursday.
  We received a Beta Freeze exception last week to upload a fix for the
  RC6 patch we applied.  This has received positive testing feedback and
  it looks promising that we will be able to ship with RC6 enabled by
  We have been queueing patches for the first post Beta-1 upload.  This
  will include a rebase to the latest v3.2.8 upstream stable release.  We
  will need to coordinate our upload with the planned gcc-4.6 upload.
  Important upcoming dates:
   * Thurs Mar 01 - Beta 1 (~2 days)

=== Status: CVE's  ===
  Currently we have 74 CVEs on our radar, two new CVEs were added this week.
  See the CVE matrix for the current list:

  Overall the backlog is broadly unchanged this week, we have closed one
  of the new CVEs and the other is already fixed for a number of releases:

=== Status: Stable, Security, and Bugfix Kernel Updates - 
Oneiric/Natty/Maverick/Lucid/Hardy  ===
  Here is the status for the main kernels, until today (Feb. 28):

   * Hardy - 2.6.24-31.99     - Ready for copy to -updates
   * Lucid - 2.6.32-39.86     - In regression testing
   * Maverick - 2.6.35-32.66  - In regression testing
   * Natty - 2.6.38-13.56     - In regression testing
   * Oneiric - 3.0.0-16.29    - In regression testing

  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/PrecisePangolin/ReleaseInterlock

=== Open Discussion or Questions? Raise your hand to be recognised  ===
  No discussion.

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