[Ksummit-2012-discuss] [ATTEND] Kernel summit - bwh

Josh Boyer jwboyer at redhat.com
Sat Jun 16 19:32:34 UTC 2012


On Sat, Jun 16, 2012 at 12:44:18AM +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> As a member of the Debian kernel team and maintainer of the 3.2.y stable
> series, I'm interested in discussing things like:
> 
> - Ensuring that distributions can enable new features with minimal
>   impact to those who don't use them
> - User documentation for new features (that aren't syscalls)
> - Process for backporting and re-testing bug fixes
> - Forwarding and tracking of bugs from distributions to upstream
> - Choosing kernel versions for distributions and 'longterm' stable
>   branches
> - Early detection of bugs (static checking, test suites, more compiler
>   diagnostics...)

I'd very much like to discuss all of that.

> Also:
> 
> - Maintenance of linux-firmware, and (if I haven't dealt with it by
>   then) getting rid of the firmware directory

This as well, though it might be small enough to do in a hallway track.

josh


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