[linux-yocto] v4.18.x - stable updates comprising v4.18.21

Bruce Ashfield bruce.ashfield at windriver.com
Wed Dec 12 13:22:51 PST 2018

On 2018-12-08 6:01 p.m., Paul Gortmaker wrote:
> Bruce, Yocto kernel folks:
> Here is the first 4.18.x stable update "extension" primarily created
> for the Yocto project, continuing on top of the v4.18.20 kernel.
> As some may already be aware, the v4.18.20 was the final release done
> by Greg KH and team, and so just like was done for 4.12.x and 4.8.x;
> the releases like this will monitor other active releases and use that
> information to select appropriate commits for application to 4.18.x
> Once again, the commits are applied to a vanilla 4.18.20 baseline, and
> as there is nothing Yocto specific in the content, anyone using a 4.18.x
> baseline kernel is welcome to make use of this work.  All of the commits
> found here are mainline backports, as per usual.
> There are about 135 commits here, based on commits chosen from what
> was used in existing 4.19.4 and 4.19.5 stable releases.  The 4.19.3
> was released at the same time as 4.18.20 and hence represents a
> synchronization or starting point for this maintenance extension.
> The 4.19 versions I was auditing contained batch updates from DaveM in
> the networking department, and hence that is represented significantly
> here in these commits.
> I've put this 4.18.x queue through the usual testing that I figured made
> sense; build testing on x86-64, ARM-64, ARM-32, PPC and MIPS, plus some
> static analysis and sanity runtime tests on x86-64.
> I did the signed tag just as per the previously released 4.12/4.8 versions.
> Please find a signed v4.18.21 tag using this key:
> 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/

Thanks Paul.

This is now merged.


> 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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