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

Wed, 01 Apr 2020

Debian LTS work, March 2020

I was assigned 20 hours of work by Freexian's Debian LTS initiative, and carried over 0.75 hours from February. I only worked 12.25 hours this month, so I will carry over 8.5 hours to April.

I issued DLA 2114-1 for the update to linux-4.9.

I continued preparing and testing the next update to Linux 3.16. This includes a number of filesystem fixes that require running the "xfstests" test suite.

I also replied to questions from LTS contributors and users, sent to me personally or on the public mailing list.

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Tue, 03 Mar 2020

Debian LTS work, February 2020

I was assigned 20 hours of work by Freexian's Debian LTS initiative and worked 19.25 hours this month, so I will carry over 0.75 hours to March.

I prepared and, after review, released Linux 3.16.82. I then rebased the Debian package onto that, but haven't yet sent a request for testing. I have started preparing and testing the next update to Linux 3.16.

I backported the Linux 4.9 package that was included in the stretch point release (Debian 9.12) and uploaded it to jessie. I prepared DLA 2114-1 covering this update.

I also replied to questions from LTS contributors and users, sent to the lts-security alias or on the public mailing list.

posted at: 19:18 | path: / | permanent link to this entry

Mon, 03 Feb 2020

Debian LTS work, January 2020

I was assigned 20 hours of work by Freexian's Debian LTS initiative and worked all 20 hours this month.

I rebased the Debian package of Linux onto 3.16.80 and send out a request for testing.

I prepared and, after review, released Linux 3.16.81. I then rebased the Debian package onto that and sent out another request for testing. Finally, I uploaded the package and issued DLA 2068-1.

I also replied to questions from other LTS contributors sent to the lts-security alias and on the public mailing list.

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Thu, 02 Jan 2020

Debian LTS work, December 2019

I was assigned 16.5 hours of work by Freexian's Debian LTS initiative and carried over 3.75 hours from November. I worked all 20.25 hours this month.

I prepared and, after review, released Linux 3.16.79. I rebased the Debian package onto 3.16.79 and sent out a request for testing.

I also released Linux 3.16.80, but haven't yet rebased the Debian package onto this.

posted at: 16:24 | path: / | permanent link to this entry

Tue, 03 Dec 2019

Debian LTS work, November 2019

I was assigned 24.5 hours of work by Freexian's Debian LTS initiative and carried over 0.5 hours from October. I worked 21.25 hours this month, so will carry over 3.75 hours to December.

I released Linux 3.16.76, rebased the Debian package onto that, and sent out a request for testing.

I backported the mitigation for TSX Asynchronous Abort (CVE-2019-11135) and reporting of iTLB multihit (CVE-2018-12207) to 3.16 (this work started in October). I applied these and a GPU security fix, uploaded the Debian package and issued DLA-1989-1.

I backported the latest security update for Linux 4.9 from stretch to jessie and issued DLA-1990-1 for that.

I prepared and, after, review, released Linux 3.16.77 and 3.16.78. I rebased the Debian package onto 3.16.78 and sent out a request for testing.

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