[linux-yocto] v4.12.x - stable updates comprising v4.12.18

Bruce Ashfield bruce.ashfield at windriver.com
Tue Dec 19 08:11:40 PST 2017

On 12/18/2017 03:23 PM, Paul Gortmaker wrote:
> Bruce, Yocto kernel folks:
> Here is the 4th 4.12.x stable update "extension" primarily created for
> the Yocto project.  Continuing on top of the previous v4.12.17 kernel,
> we now have the appropriate content from 4.13.14 --> 4.13.16 (inclusive)
> applied on top of where we left off previously.  It amounts to a little
> over 90 commits once the stuff that isn't applicable to 4.12 is removed.
> This release is smaller in size because it depletes the only remaining
> 4.13.x releases to be used as references for suitable content.  I will
> have to look at the content of other releases in the new year it seems.
> Perhaps of interest is that over 1/2 the commits added here are for
> networking.  Which isn't real surprising when one knows that DaveM
> creates the stable networking content and then hands it off to GregKH.
> There are also a few commits that resulted from me doing an audit of all
> "Fixes:" tags since v4.12 in mainline and cross referencing that to
> commits we've added in doing these four releases.  Meaning we are
> looking for fixes to the fixes.  This seems useful, so I'll keep doing
> that as a sanity check on future releases.
> As usual, I've put this 4.12.x queue through the various testing that I
> figured made sense, which includes but is not limited to:
> -x86-64 sanity boot test + workloads of defconfig on COTS Core2 box.
> -build MIPS, PPC, ARM, ARM64 with defconfig
> -build x86-64 allmodconfig/allyesconfig
> -build i386 allmodconfig/allyesconfig
> I bumped the 4.12 Makefile and did the signed tag just as per the previously
> released 4.8.x versions for the older release.
> Please find a signed v4.12.18 tag using this key:
> 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-4.12.y.git/
>     git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/paulg/linux-4.12.y.git


This is now merged to the tree, I'll send SRCREV bumps shortly.


> for merge to standard/base in linux-yocto-4.12 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-4.12.git/
> This repo isn't needed for anything; it just exists for transparency and
> so people can see how the commits were adjusted to apply to the 4.12.x
> kernel baseline in case people are interested.
> Paul.
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