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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 May 2019

Debian LTS work, April 2019

I was assigned 17.25 hours of work by Freexian's Debian LTS initiative and carried over 14 hours from March. I worked all 31.25 hours this month.

I uploaded firmware-nonfree with Emilio Pozuelo Monfort's changes, and issued DLA-1747-1.

I made a stable update to Linux 3.16 (3.16.65) and rebased the Debian package on top of this. I built and uploaded packages for testing, to reduce the risk of an uncaught regression in the next update to jessie. I prepared the next stable update (3.16.66), which is currently out for review.

I merged changes from stretch's linux package into linux-4.9, and from linux-latest into linux-latest-4.9. I built and uploaded these and prepared a DLA. However, linux-4.9 is currently waiting in the NEW queue because it includes an ABI bump.

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Tue, 02 Apr 2019

Debian LTS work, March 2019

I was assigned 20 hours of work by Freexian's Debian LTS initiative and carried over 16.5 hours from February. I worked 22.5 hours and so will carry over 14 hours.

I merged changes from stretch's linux package into the linux-4.9 package, uploaded that, and issued DLA-1715. I made another stable update to Linux 3.16 (3.16.64). I then rebased Debian's linux package on that version, uploaded it, and issued DLA-1731. This unfortunately introduced a regression, which I fixed in a second update.

I also reviewed and merged Emilio Pozuelo Monfort's changes to the firmware-nonfree package to address CVE-2018-5383.

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Thu, 14 Mar 2019

Debian LTS work, February 2019

I was assigned 19.5 hours of work by Freexian's Debian LTS initiative and carried over 1 hour from January. I worked only 4 hours and so will carry over 16.5 hours.

I backported various security fixes to Linux 3.16, but did not upload a new release yet.

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Sat, 16 Feb 2019

Debian LTS work, January 2019

I was assigned 20 hours of work by Freexian's Debian LTS initiative and carried over 5 hours from December. I worked 24 hours and so will carry over 1 hour.

I prepared another stable update for Linux 3.16 (3.16.63), but did not upload a new release yet.

I also raised the issue that the installer images for Debian 8 "jessie" would need to be updated to include a fix for CVE-2019-3462.

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Fri, 11 Jan 2019

Debian LTS work, December 2018

I was assigned 20 hours of work by Freexian's Debian LTS initiative and worked 15 hours. I carried the remaining hours over to January.

I prepared and released another stable update for Linux 3.16 (3.16.62) and rebased jessie's linux package on this version, but did not upload a new release yet.

I also discussed the outstanding speculation-related vulnerabilities affecting Xen in jessie.

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