[linux-yocto] v4.8.x - stable updates comprising v4.8.18

Bruce Ashfield bruce.ashfield at windriver.com
Tue Feb 7 06:00:14 PST 2017

On 2017-02-06 04:44 PM, Paul Gortmaker wrote:
> Bruce, Yocto kernel folks:
> The current v4.8.17 baseline was released at the same time as v4.9.2
> stable.  This means that we need to start looking at the v4.9.3 stable
> content in terms of what makes sense for v4.8.x -- also since v4.9 was
> completed well before v4.8.17 was done, we know we don't need to examine
> the content between 4.8.0 and 4.9.0 for v4.8.x stable backports.
> The v4.9.3 release brought in roughly 200 backports over what was in
> v4.9.2 --- after auditing them and removing commits that were for 4.9+
> and refresing the remaining commits as required, there were ~160 that
> remained as applicable against the v4.8.17 baseline of interest here.
> I've put this 4.8.x queue through all the testing that I figured
> made sense, and after no obvious problems, I bumped the Makefile and
> did the signed tag just as I've done in the past for the v2.6.34
> "official" longterm kernel.org stable releases I'd created.  Unlike
> the older 2.6.34 release, I'm not intending to push this back out
> through Greg and into the main stable repos ; partly to minimize
> overhead, and partly to allow me to end updates once it is no longer
> relevant to Yocto releases.
> Testing: Booted v4.8.18 ; booted v4.8.18 tag merged into yocto's
> preempt-rt/base; both on a COTS x86_64 Core2 Duo machine.  I've also
> built v4.8.18 for mips, ppc, arm, arm64 by using yocto-4.9 builds and
> then hard reset standard/base to v4.8.18; followed by running a
> "make oldconfig ; make -j20" in a devshell to rebuild the vmlinux
> there and finally confirming via "strings" that the vmlinux were
> indeed v4.8.18 and not v4.9.6
> As it is tagged in the same way Greg did tag his updates, your
> existing workflow should be unchanged, except now it has to source
> a repo on kernel.org in my directory instead of Greg's:
> Please find a signed v4.8.18 tag using this key:

Thanks Paul.

I've pulled this into linux-yocto-4.8 and will send an update
to oe-core shortly.


> http://pgp.mit.edu/pks/lookup?op=vindex&search=0xEBCE84042C07D1D6
> in the repo in my kernel.org directory here:
>    https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/paulg/linux-4.8.y.git/
>    git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/paulg/linux-4.8.y.git
> for merge to standard/base in linux-yocto-4.8 and then out from there
> into the other base and BSP branches.  The test merges that I did
> locally indicated no obvious signs of looming conflicts.
> Paul.
> --

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