Kernel maintenance and CIP testing report weeks 25 to 27

Agustin Benito Bethencourt <agustin.benito@...>


Kernel maintenance

1. We have a new CIP kernel v4.4.75cip6 As anecdote, the kernel includes two patches that fix two regressions introduced by LTS patches. These fixes will be part of the next LTS version.

2. Ben is focused now on the evaluation of the kernel features. The goal is to send the evaluation by mail and then attend to the CIP TSC bi-weekly call on July 24th to answer questions.

3. Ben keeps reviewing 4.4 LTS patches on ongoing basis.


1. As informed this week, Robert has been for some weeks now running the health-check on daily basis, building and booting the CIP kernel on the BBB, including the locally built initramfs.

2. Don's last task was to investigate how to configure LAVA API to send mails. Robert will pick up this task in the coming weeks.

3. As reported by Robert, he has been focused in making B@D work on Windows 10, which was a request from Hitachi. There is significant progress in that front.

4. After some discussion within the team, we provided a workaround to overcome the webproxy issue reported by Daniel Sangorrin. We will find out if the workaround is a good one or we need to put more effort on this topic.

5. After going through the TSC request/approval process some new repositories has been created to overcome past issues with B@D and to start working on Action 2. In a couple of cases we have submitted upstream the license file which has been merged right away.

6. Other topics
* Now the creation of initramfs is manual. Robert is working in automating the process
* Addressing a contribution from Daniel Wargner
* The testing team is starting the discussion about how to technically implement the check required to achieve the fully distributed service architecture, specially focusing now in the health-check. An e-mail has been sent about it to the cip-dev mailing list.

Other topics

1. Don is no longer working at Codethink, I would like to take this opportunity to thank him for his effort, commitment and contributions to the project. The engineering team behind CIP testing is now limited to Robert Marshall.

2. Ben H. and myself created an abstract that we have presented for ELCE.

3. CIP is a DebConf sponsor. Plat'Home was last year and Codethink is also sponsoring this edition.

Best Regards
Agustin Benito Bethencourt
Principal Consultant - FOSS at Codethink

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