Announcing the release of Fedora 20 Beta!

Josh Boyer jwboyer at
Wed Nov 13 14:57:48 UTC 2013

On Wed, Nov 13, 2013 at 9:23 AM, Jaroslav Reznik <jreznik at> wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
>> On Tue, Nov 12, 2013 at 9:57 AM, Dennis Gilmore <dennis at> wrote:
>> > *** Note on performance ***
>> >
>> > Fedora development releases use a kernel with extra debug information to
>> > help
>> > us understand and resolve issues faster; however, this can have a
>> > significant
>> > impact on performance. Refer to the kernel debug strategy for more details.
>> > You
>> > can boot with slub_debug=- or use the kernel from nodebug repository to
>> > disable
>> > the extra debug info.
>> This is inaccurate.  The kernels we ship in Beta are typically not
>> debug kernels.  Booting with slub_debug=- on the Beta kernel is a
>> no-op, and there isn't a nodebug repository for Branched.
> "Typically" - can we make sure it's always true for Beta, that it contains
> non debug kernel? To avoid this kind of inaccuracy? As the Beta announcement
> is usually copied from Alpha, I'm going to put there a comment that this
> part should be typically removed for Beta.

Seems reasonable, yes....  It might wind up being a non-debug build of
a -rc kernel depending on various factors.  That gives me some slight
pause but I think we can do this and see how it works out.


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