no kernels updates in F17 ?

Josh Boyer jwboyer at
Fri May 3 11:13:56 UTC 2013

On Thu, May 2, 2013 at 6:58 PM, Sérgio Basto <sergio at> wrote:
> On Qui, 2013-05-02 at 15:22 -0700, Adam Williamson wrote:
>> On Mon, 2013-04-29 at 15:01 +0100, Sérgio Basto wrote:
>> > On Sáb, 2013-04-27 at 15:59 +0200, Reindl Harald wrote:
>> > > this one is no longer relevant and if there would be a karma-option
>> > > in koji i would have given as i rolled out 3.8.8-102.fc17.x86_64
>> > > in production
>> >
>> > But 3.8.8-102.fc17.x86_64 is not pushed to updates-testing .
>> > Meanwhile kernel-3.8.8-100.fc17 has reached the stable karma threshold
>> > and will be pushed to the stable updates repository .
>> I think the kernel team has intentionally stopped pushing things to
>> -testing so quickly for F(N-1) because the karma doesn't come in fast
>> enough; if they keep pushing builds to updates-testing as they get done,
>> then they *never* get enough karma to go stable before they get
>> obsoleted by the next one. So they're letting kernels sit in
>> updates-testing for longer in the hopes they'll at least get something
>> pushed stable.
>> I try to do f-e-k for F(N-1) regularly but I'm not doing a great job of
>> it lately :( We definitely need more people to do it. Thinking about it,
>> the problem may be that people running F(N-1) are typically more
>> 'conservative' users who don't want to enable updates-testing. That's
>> certainly the case for me; my real F(N-1) systems are my servers, and I
>> don't want to run updates-testing on those, obviously. I have to use a
>> VM to do karma runs.
> OK, also is not normal the number of updates in upstream .
> Anyway could someone give karma for a bunch of security updates ?

It's become enough of a problem that if we don't start getting more
testers on the oldest
release, the kernel team is probably going to break it's rule of not
allowing the kernel
maintainers give karma to kernel updates.  So yes, more help on the
oldest release is
much needed.


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