Patchwork [Precise,SRU,LBM/linux-meta] Provide v3.4 compat-wireless stack via LBM

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Submitter Leann Ogasawara
Date July 13, 2012, 5:04 p.m.
Message ID <50005514.4060503@canonical.com>
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git://kernel.ubuntu.com/ogasawara/ubuntu-precise-meta.git lp1023566

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Leann Ogasawara - July 13, 2012, 5:04 p.m.
== Precise SRU Justification ==
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-backports-modules-3.2.0/+bug/1023566

It has been requested we provide a v3.4 based compat-wireless stack for
Precise via the linux-backports-modules-3.2.0 package.  We already
provide a v3.3 based compat-wireless stack for Precise so I see no
reason why we should not also provide the v3.4 stack.

I built some Precise LBM test packages for this and have received
positive test confirmation in the bug report.

==Fix ==

The following changes since commit 0c6834944a455a47fc09583ee330a7b23416685f:

  UBUNTU: Ubuntu-3.2.0-27.12 (2012-07-02 11:22:36 +0100)

are available in the git repository at:

  git://kernel.ubuntu.com/ogasawara/ubuntu-precise-lbm.git lp1023566

for you to fetch changes up to 4e59074fee206ae47a600f1c8b0424766a896861:

  UBUNTU: Add compat-wireless v3.4 (2012-07-12 12:49:44 -0700)

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The following changes since commit 91b771db290634d350e30adb9cef7bbb415105d6:

  UBUNTU: Ubuntu-3.2.0.27.29 (2012-07-02 11:14:58 +0100)

are available in the git repository at:

  git://kernel.ubuntu.com/ogasawara/ubuntu-precise-meta.git lp1023566

for you to fetch changes up to f41a8b58ce6a4b34011440bc2b36312a7620fbfb:

  Add compat-wireless v3.4 meta package (2012-07-11 14:40:34 -0700)

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The above pull requests contain fixes to provide a v3.4 based
compat-wireless stackfor the Precise linux-backports-modules-3.2.0
package.  I've also provided a secondary pull request to add the
corresponding meta package as well.

Please note that this is based on the latest v3.4.4 stable kernel and
was manually created following the steps documented at:

  http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Download/hacking#Generating_stable_releases
<http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Download/hacking#Generating_stable_releases>

Manual creation was done because the compat-wireless archive did not
appear to have a final v3.4 based tarball.  The latest available was
based on v3.4-rc3:

  http://www.orbit-lab.org/kernel/compat-wireless-3-stable/v3.4
<http://www.orbit-lab.org/kernel/compat-wireless-3-stable/v3.4>

Additionally, the request to add the v3.4 compat-wireless stack also
specifically asked for the alx driver to be provided.  This required the
-p flag (ie apply the patches on the linux-next-pending directory) when
running compat-wireless/scripts/gen-stable-release.sh .

Lastly, in order to help make potential maintenance as well as upgrades
easier, I've only used a 2 digit version scheme, ie 3.4, in the packaging.

== Impact ==
LBM is an elective install so there shouldn't be any potential for
regression. For those who do choose to install, it will provide an
updated compat-wireless stack and thus new drivers for supporting newer
hardware. One example is the alx driver.
Herton Ronaldo Krzesinski - July 13, 2012, 7:33 p.m.

Brad Figg - July 13, 2012, 8:04 p.m.
On 07/13/2012 10:04 AM, Leann Ogasawara wrote:
> == Precise SRU Justification ==
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-backports-modules-3.2.0/+bug/1023566
> 
> It has been requested we provide a v3.4 based compat-wireless stack for
> Precise via the linux-backports-modules-3.2.0 package.  We already
> provide a v3.3 based compat-wireless stack for Precise so I see no
> reason why we should not also provide the v3.4 stack.
> 
> I built some Precise LBM test packages for this and have received
> positive test confirmation in the bug report.
> 
> ==Fix ==
> 
> The following changes since commit 0c6834944a455a47fc09583ee330a7b23416685f:
> 
>   UBUNTU: Ubuntu-3.2.0-27.12 (2012-07-02 11:22:36 +0100)
> 
> are available in the git repository at:
> 
>   git://kernel.ubuntu.com/ogasawara/ubuntu-precise-lbm.git lp1023566
> 
> for you to fetch changes up to 4e59074fee206ae47a600f1c8b0424766a896861:
> 
>   UBUNTU: Add compat-wireless v3.4 (2012-07-12 12:49:44 -0700)
> 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> The following changes since commit 91b771db290634d350e30adb9cef7bbb415105d6:
> 
>   UBUNTU: Ubuntu-3.2.0.27.29 (2012-07-02 11:14:58 +0100)
> 
> are available in the git repository at:
> 
>   git://kernel.ubuntu.com/ogasawara/ubuntu-precise-meta.git lp1023566
> 
> for you to fetch changes up to f41a8b58ce6a4b34011440bc2b36312a7620fbfb:
> 
>   Add compat-wireless v3.4 meta package (2012-07-11 14:40:34 -0700)
> 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> The above pull requests contain fixes to provide a v3.4 based
> compat-wireless stackfor the Precise linux-backports-modules-3.2.0
> package.  I've also provided a secondary pull request to add the
> corresponding meta package as well.
> 
> Please note that this is based on the latest v3.4.4 stable kernel and
> was manually created following the steps documented at:
> 
>   http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Download/hacking#Generating_stable_releases
> <http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Download/hacking#Generating_stable_releases>
> 
> Manual creation was done because the compat-wireless archive did not
> appear to have a final v3.4 based tarball.  The latest available was
> based on v3.4-rc3:
> 
>   http://www.orbit-lab.org/kernel/compat-wireless-3-stable/v3.4
> <http://www.orbit-lab.org/kernel/compat-wireless-3-stable/v3.4>
> 
> Additionally, the request to add the v3.4 compat-wireless stack also
> specifically asked for the alx driver to be provided.  This required the
> -p flag (ie apply the patches on the linux-next-pending directory) when
> running compat-wireless/scripts/gen-stable-release.sh .
> 
> Lastly, in order to help make potential maintenance as well as upgrades
> easier, I've only used a 2 digit version scheme, ie 3.4, in the packaging.
> 
> == Impact ==
> LBM is an elective install so there shouldn't be any potential for
> regression. For those who do choose to install, it will provide an
> updated compat-wireless stack and thus new drivers for supporting newer
> hardware. One example is the alx driver.
> 
> 
>
Tim Gardner - July 16, 2012, 6:37 p.m.