Rawhide nodebug and the 3.12 kernel

Chris Murphy lists at colorremedies.com
Thu Nov 7 06:36:35 UTC 2013

On Nov 6, 2013, at 1:37 PM, Josh Boyer <jwboyer at fedoraproject.org> wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 6, 2013 at 3:30 PM, Adam Williamson <awilliam at redhat.com> wrote:
>> On Wed, 2013-11-06 at 08:00 -0600, Justin M. Forbes wrote:
>>> We have a slight issue with the 3.12 kernel timing in that it is too
>>> late to push it into Fedora 20, but too far away from the Fedora 20
>>> release to just ignore the 3.13 development cycle until we can push
>>> 3.12. As a result, we will be tracking 3.12 and stable updates for it in
>>> the rawhide-nodebug repository. This gives us a chance to keep it built
>>> and tested on all primary architectures, and make sure we are in good
>>> shape to push 3.12 out as an update as soon as possible. Once 3.12 can
>>> be pushed to releases, the rawhide-nodebug repository will return to
>>> doing non debug builds of rawhide, tracking Linus' tree upstream. I will
>>> let everyone know that is happening through the same channels with a
>>> couple of days notice.
>>> More information on the rawhide-nodebug repository can be found at:
>>> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/RawhideKernelNodebug
>> FWIW the ship has probably sailed now, but I really don't think it'd be
>> much of a problem to have 3.12 in F20 at release time. It's what I've
>> been running on my F20 box here for the last several weeks anyway, and
>> based on my testing it's unlikely to cause us any particular problems.
> I literally just screamed.
> The past 3 releases we've been pointedly reminded by QA that when
> doing fixes they should be scoped to as small as possible.  So we've
> been trying really hard to do that during the Alpha and the Beta
> freezes.  And now you want to ship a Beta (which gets the widest
> testing feedback of the pre-releases) with 3.11, and shove 3.12 in
> after that as the F20 release kernel?

Whatever major version ships with beta should ship with final. There are some significant changes in 3.12. I have no problem with final being 3.11.7 or .8 or whatever. Otherwise WTF is the point of all the selective backport efforts, and avoidance of major 3.12 changes possibly causing regressions?

Chris Murphy

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