Better living through software

Ben Hutchings's diary of life and technology

Email: ben@decadent.org.uk • Twitter: @benhutchingsuk • Debian: benh • Gitweb: git.decadent.org.uk • Github: github.com/bwhacks

Fri, 12 Aug 2022

Debian LTS work, July 2022

In July I was assigned 24 hours of work by Freexian's Debian LTS initiative. I worked 3 hours and will carry over the rest to August.

In July, no Debian release was in LTS status. However, I spent some time finishing the DLA text for my upload of linux at the end of June. I also attended the LTS BoF at DebConf and the regular team meeting.

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Fri, 01 Jul 2022

Debian LTS work, June 2022

In June I was not assigned additional hours of work by Freexian's Debian LTS initiative, but carried over 16 hours from May and worked all of those hours.

I spent some time triaging security issues for Linux. I tested several security fixes for Linux 4.9 and 4.19 and submitted them for inclusion in the upstream stable branches.

I rebased the Linux 4.9 (linux) package on the latest stable update (4.9.320), uploaded this and issued the final DLA for stretch, DLA-3065-1.

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Mon, 13 Jun 2022

Debian LTS work, May 2022

In May I was assigned 11 hours of work by Freexian's Debian LTS initiative and carried over 13 hours from April. I worked 8 hours, and will carry over the remaining time to June.

I spent some time triaging security issues for Linux, working out which of them were fixed upstream and which actually applied to the versions provided in Debian 9 "stretch". I rebased the Linux 4.9 (linux) package on the latest stable update, but did not make an upload this month. I started backporting several security fixes to 4.9, but those still have to be tested and reviewed.

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Tue, 10 May 2022

Debian LTS work, April 2022

In April I was assigned 16 hours of work by Freexian's Debian LTS initiative and carried over 8 hours from March. I worked 11 hours, and will carry over the remaining time to May.

I spent most of my time triaging security issues for Linux, working out which of them were fixed upstream and which actually applied to the versions provided in Debian 9 "stretch". I also rebased the Linux 4.9 (linux) package on the latest stable update, but did not make an upload this month.

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Mon, 04 Apr 2022

Debian LTS work, March 2022

In March I was assigned 16 hours of work by Freexian's Debian LTS initiative and carried over 8 hours from February. I worked 16 hours, and will carry over the remaining time to April.

I backported the mitigations for Spectre-BHB (CVE-2022-0001, CVE-2022-0002) on x86 processors, to Linux 4.9. I worked together with Salvatore Bonaccorso in preparing the kernel updates that were needed in all suites, and writing advisory text. I uploaded both the linux (4.9) and linux-4.19 packages to stretch, and issued DLA-2940-1 and DLA-2941-1.

I also triaged new issues that were reported later in the month.

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