[linux-yocto] v4.18.x - stable updates comprising v4.18.26

Bruce Ashfield bruce.ashfield at windriver.com
Sat Feb 2 20:37:27 PST 2019

On 2019-01-30 1:23 p.m., Paul Gortmaker wrote:
> Bruce, Yocto kernel folks:
> Here is the next 4.18.x stable update "extension" primarily created
> for the Yocto project, continuing from the previous v4.18.25 release.
> This release is slightly different in terms of how the commits were
> chosen.  Instead of taking references from 4.19.x *stable* releases,
> these commits are chosen from analysis of 4.19 *mainline* commits.
> To explain further, imagine a commit added to 4.18 mainline, which had
> an issue found and fixed in the content used to make the final 4.19
> mainline release.  We would never see that commit in a 4.19.x stable
> release, because it was already present in what was mainline 4.19; which
> could be called "v4.19.0" if that helps explain things.  If the breakage
> was found and fixed *after* v4.19 mainline, like say v4.20, then it
> would be considered for backporting to v4.19.x stable, and hence we
> should see it in our normal monitoring of the 4.19.x stable releases.
> So, this attempts to close that gap.  We look at commits that have a
> "Fixes:" tag that references 4.18 content, which is also a commit that
> landed in the 4.18-4.19 development. There are about 50 commits here.
> I've put this 4.18.x queue through the usual testing; build testing
> on x86-64/32, ARM-64/32, PPC and MIPS, plus some static analysis
> and finally some sanity runtime tests on x86-64.
> I did the signed tag just as per the previously released versions.
> Please find a signed v4.18.26 tag using this key:

Thanks Paul,

This is now merged.


> http://pgp.mit.edu/pks/lookup?op=vindex&search=0xEBCE84042C07D1D6
> in the repo in the kernel.org directory here:
>     https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/paulg/linux-4.18.y.git/
>     git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/paulg/linux-4.18.y.git
> for merge to standard/base in linux-yocto-4.18 and then out from there
> into the other base and BSP branches.
> For those who are interested, the evolution of the commits is here:
>     https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/paulg/longterm-queue-4.18.git/
> This repo isn't needed for anything; it just exists for transparency and
> so people can see the evolution of the raw commits that were originally
> selected to create this 4.18.x release.
> Paul.

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