[Kernel] Release Meeting 2012-04-06

Leann Ogasawara leann.ogasawara at canonical.com
Thu Apr 5 20:51:31 UTC 2012

Overall status is reported at the first link below.  Burn down for
Precise Final is at the second link below.  Burndown for the cycle is
at the third link:

 * https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelTeam/ReleaseStatus/Precise
 * http://status.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-precise/canonical-kernel-distro-team-ubuntu-12.04.html
 * http://status.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-precise/canonical-kernel-distro-team.html

== What was done engineering wise? ==

This past week we uploaded the 3.2.0-22.35 kernel.  This was the last
kernel uploaded prior to Kernel Freeze Thurs Apr 5.  It most notably
contained a rebase to upstream stable Linux kernel v3.2.14, hyper-v
driver updates, an updated be2net driver, and misc bug fixes.

== What's about to land that might impact the other teams? ==

Per discussions with skaet, even though we are technically frozen for
the kernel, there does exist a skew between the compiler which was used
to build the 3.2.0-22.35 kernel and the compiler which is now uploaded
in the archive.  We will have at least one more kernel upload to bring
us in sync.  We will likely also integrate some last minute bug fixes
important for the release in this upload.  Any fixes contained in this
upload will strictly adhere to the kernel SRU policy, ie receive 2 Acks
on the mailing list before the patch is applied, positive test
confirmation of the patch, and SRU justification documented in the bug.

I would like to coordinate with the release team when the best day to
upload would be.  I'll start by suggesting Tues Apr 10.

=== Release Notes ===

== Summary of bugs working on by team (reasonably reliable) ==

 * Bug:836250 - Intel Corporation Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 poor networking
 * Bug:944929 - psb_gfx boot hang on Atom N2600 (GMA3600 Cedarview)
 * Bug:937118 - Wireless stops passing packets
 * Bug:922906 - BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 0000009c
 * Bug:960311 - Networking on Dell PowerEdge R300 with Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5722 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express is not functional
 * Bug:914311 - vt.handoff 7 breaks psb_gfx driver
 * Bug:974364 - CONFIG_NFS_USE_NEW_IDMAPPER is unset in ubuntu kernel config, this causes nfs4 id-mapping to fail
 * Bug:972723 - linux 3.2.0-18 - 22 kernel panic on boot, Alienware m17x, Dell xps 1340
 * Bug:974352 - No battery detected
 * Bug:919281 - devmapper kernel modules missing from precise server cd

== Dependencies on other teams, blocking items ==

== Issues? ==

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