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

Sun, 19 Sep 2021

Debian LTS work, August 2021

In August I was assigned 13.25 hours of work by Freexian's Debian LTS initiative and carried over 6 hours from earlier months. I worked 1.25 hours and will carry over the remainder.

I attended an LTS team meeting, and wrote my report for July 2021, but did not work on any updates.

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Mon, 09 Aug 2021

Debian LTS work, July 2021

In July I was assigned 16 hours of work by Freexian's Debian LTS initiative and carried over 2.75 hours from earlier months. I worked 12.75 hours and will carry over the remainder.

I applied some urgent (and some not-so-urgent) security fixes to the linux (Linux 4.9), uploaded it, and issued DLA-2713-2.

I also updated the linux-4.19 package based on the stable security update, and issued DLA-2714-1.

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Sat, 03 Jul 2021

Debian LTS work, June 2021

In June I was assigned 14 hours of work by Freexian's Debian LTS initiative and carried over 2 hours from earlier months. I worked 13.25 hours and will carry over the remainder.

I finished bringing the linux (Linux 4.9) package up to date, uploaded it, and issued DLA-2689-1.

I also updated the linux-4.19 package based on the version in stable point release 10.10, and issued DLA-2690-1.

Finally, I backported my recent security fixes for klibc, uploaded it and issued DLA-2695-1.

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Mon, 14 Jun 2021

Debian LTS work, May 2021

In May I was assigned 13.5 hours of work by Freexian's Debian LTS initiative and carried over 4.5 hours from earlier months. I worked 16 hours and will carry over the remainder.

I finished reviewing the futex code in the PREEMPT_RT patchset for Linux 4.9, and identified several places where it had been mis-merged with the recent futex security fixes. I sent a patch for these upstream, which was accepted and applied in v4.9.268-rt180.

I have continued updating the Linux 4.9 package to later upstream stable versions, and backported some missing security fixes. I have still not made a new upload, but intend to do so this week.

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Mon, 10 May 2021

Debian LTS work, April 2021

In April I was assigned 16 hours of work by Freexian's Debian LTS initiative and carried over 2.5 hours from earlier months. I worked 14 hours and will carry over the remainder.

I spent a long time trying to verify that the futex issue in was now properly fixed in Linux 4.9, and reviewing the merge of these changes with the real-time (PREEMPT_RT) kernel patchset. Unfortunately this work is not complete and I did not make another upload this month.

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