[linux-yocto] v4.12.x - stable updates comprising v4.12.21

Bruce Ashfield bruce.ashfield at windriver.com
Sun Mar 18 20:10:03 PDT 2018

On 2018-03-14 2:37 PM, Paul Gortmaker wrote:
> Bruce, Yocto kernel folks:
> Here is another 4.12.x stable update "extension" primarily created for
> the Yocto project, continuing on top of the previous v4.12.20 kernel.
> There about 90 commits here, with the main thing being addition of the
> mainline retpoline commits based on what was used for 4.14-stable.
> There is also now the /sys/devices/system/cpu/vulnerabilities dir that
> I suspect people will be looking for.
> 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
> -test x86-64 with preempt-rt patches.
> I bumped the 4.12 Makefile and did the signed tag just as per the previously
> released 4.12.x versions.
> Please find a signed v4.12.21 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-4.12.y.git/
>     git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/paulg/linux-4.12.y.git

I took this for a test merge, and it looks like someone has sent
me patches that conflict in:

Unmerged paths:
   (use "git add <file>..." to mark resolution)

         both modified:   arch/x86/Kconfig
         both modified:   mm/sparse.c

The sparse one was a bit odd. I'll have a go at properly resolving them
on Monday morning, or Tuesday at the latest. But if you want to have
a look at the conflict as well, I wouldn't say no.


> 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 the raw commits that were used to create this 4.12.x
> release, similar to Greg's stable queue:
>     https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/stable-queue.git/
> Paul.
> --

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