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

Mon, 09 Oct 2017

Debian LTS work, September 2017

I was assigned 15 hours of work by Freexian's Debian LTS initiative and carried over 6 hours from August. I only worked 12 hours, so I will carry over 9 hours to the next month.

I prepared and released another update on the Linux 3.2 longterm stable branch (3.2.93). I then rebased the Debian linux package onto this version, added further security fixes, and uploaded it (DLA-1099-1).

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Fri, 15 Sep 2017

Debian LTS work, August 2017

I was assigned 15 hours of work by Freexian's Debian LTS initiative and carried over 1 hour from July. I only worked 10 hours, so I will carry over 6 hours to the next month.

I prepared and released an update on the Linux 3.2 longterm stable branch (3.2.92), and started work on the next update. I rebased the Debian linux package on this version, but didn't yet upload it.

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Mon, 07 Aug 2017

Debian LTS work, July 2017

I was assigned 15 hours of work by Freexian's Debian LTS initiative and worked 14 hours. I will carry over 1 hour to the next month.

I prepared and released an update on the Linux 3.2 longterm stable branch (3.2.91), and started work on the next update. However, I didn't make any uploads to Debian this month.

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Mon, 03 Jul 2017

Debian LTS work, June 2017

I was assigned 15 hours of work by Freexian's Debian LTS initiative and carried over 5 hours. I worked all 20 hours.

I spent most of my time working - together with other Linux kernel developers - on backporting and testing several versions of the fix for CVE-2017-1000364, part of the "Stack Clash" problem. I uploaded two updates to linux and issued DLA-993-1 and DLA-993-2. Unfortunately the latest version still causes regressions for some applications, which I will be investigating this month.

I also released a stable update on the Linux 3.2 longterm stable branch (3.2.89) and prepared another (3.2.90) which I released today.

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Thu, 01 Jun 2017

Debian LTS work, May 2017

I was assigned 15 hours of work by Freexian's Debian LTS initiative and carried over 3 hours. I worked 13 hours and will carry over 5 hours.

I prepared a security update for sudo and issued DLA-970-1. I backported several security fixes for the Linux kernel, but have not yet uploaded a new version. I also continued catching up with the backlog of fixes for the Linux 3.2 longterm stable branch.

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