Kernel Configuration Review

Registered by Leann Ogasawara on 2012-10-19

Review of the kernel configuration for 13.04. This will concentrate on confirming the policy for various option types as well as new options. For major new options, we will discuss and confirm the selection of each.

Blueprint information

Status:
Started
Approver:
Leann Ogasawara
Priority:
Essential
Drafter:
Leann Ogasawara
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
Leann Ogasawara
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for raring
Implementation:
Started
Milestone target:
milestone icon ubuntu-13.04-feature-freeze
Started by
Andy Whitcroft on 2012-11-08

Whiteboard

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Work Items

Work items for ubuntu-13.04-month-2:
[apw] investigate top sections where inconsitant with policy 3.7: DONE
[apw] review non-modular-modules against policy 3.7: DONE
[smb] investigate if VIRTIO_* is needed for XEN and KVM (->no, only KVM): DONE
[apw] add lowlatency and PPC to the config review: DONE
[timg-tpi] investigate module-signing: DONE
[colin-king] look at using smatch to make things great: DONE
[colin-king] assess overhead of SLUB_DEBUG, http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~cking/slub-debug : DONE

Work items for ubuntu-13.04-month-3:
[apw] look at other 'top' sections we should have (CGROUPS et al): DONE
[apw] investigate top sections where inconsitent with policy 3.8: DONE
[apw] review non-modular-modules against policy 3.8: DONE
[apw] look at generating current settings lists for common objects to apply to new kernels: DONE

Work items for ubuntu-13.04-month-4:
[apw] TLB_DEBUG option enabled ??: DONE
[leannogasawara] re-enable previous build failures: DONE
[leannogasawara] anotate arm build failures: DONE
[apw] RCU_USER_QS_FORCE review this being enabled (disabled these options and fedback): DONE

Work items for ubuntu-13.04-beta-1:
[apw] Investigate what happened to items that used to be marked EXPERIMENTAL: DONE
[apw] create a new kind of test type for modular tests which can safely be enabled (there is no criteria for this, continue on a case by case basic): DONE
[apw] apply adhoc annotations/config changes (see the spec for details): DONE
[apw] generate initial 'by menu' configuration review samples for evaluation: DONE
[apw] full 'by menu' review, pass 1: DONE
[apw] full 'by menu' review, pass 2: DONE

Work items for ubuntu-13.04:
[leannogasawara] re-evaluate previous disabled build failures around beta milestone: DONE
[apw] sync w/jani for nexus 7 kernel config: POSTPONED
[p-pisati] review ARM inconsistencies: DONE

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