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From: Hanjun Guo <guohanjun@huawei.com>
To: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
Cc: Scott Branden <scott.branden@broadcom.com>,
	BCM Kernel Feedback <bcm-kernel-feedback-list@broadcom.com>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Linux ARM <linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org>,
	PEIXIN HOU <PEIXIN.HOU@huawei.com>,
	Yanjin <yanjin.yan@huawei.com>,
	"Zhangdianfang (Dianfang, OS Lab)" <zhangdianfang@huawei.com>,
	Zhaohongjiang <zhaohongjiang@huawei.com>,
	Huxinwei <huxinwei@huawei.com>,
	Wei Yongjun <weiyongjun1@huawei.com>
Subject: Re: 5.10 LTS Kernel: 2 or 6 years?
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2021 10:14:52 +0800
Message-ID: <0055b2d5-3884-81a7-2e3c-08a2115d22f6@huawei.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <YDDcHpmAWmzQcStD@kroah.com>

On 2021/2/20 17:53, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 20, 2021 at 03:02:54PM +0800, Hanjun Guo wrote:
>> On 2021/2/19 17:08, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
>>> On Fri, Feb 19, 2021 at 04:54:24PM +0800, Hanjun Guo wrote:
>>>> Hi Greg,
>>>>
>>>> On 2021/1/26 15:29, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
>>>> [...]
>>>>>
>>>>> I want to see companies _using_ the kernel, and most importantly,
>>>>> _updating_ their devices with it, to know if it is worth to keep around
>>>>> for longer than 2 years.  I also, hopefully, want to see how those
>>>>> companies will help me out in the testing and maintenance of that kernel
>>>>> version in order to make supporting it for 6 years actually possible.
>>>>>
>>>>> So, are you planning on using 5.10?  Will you will be willing to help
>>>>> out in testing the -rc releases I make to let me know if there are any
>>>>> problems, and to help in pointing out and backporting any specific
>>>>> patches that your platforms need for that kernel release?
>>>>
>>>> We(Huawei) are willing to commit resources to help out in testing the
>>>> stable -rc releases, and to help to backport patches for stable kernels.
>>>
>>> Wonderful!
>>>
>>>> 5.10 stable kernel will be used for openEuler [1] kernel and also inside
>>>> Huawei. From customer's feedback, it's very important to see the stable
>>>> kernel we used to be maintained for 6 years in the community, and we
>>>> will use 5.10 kernel for at least 6 years, so we are willing to help
>>>> you and help ourselves :)
>>>>
>>>> In specific, we will start from the testing work, using HULK robot
>>>> (reports lots of bugs to mainline kernel) testing framework to test
>>>> compile, reboot, functional testing, and will extend to basic
>>>> performance regression testing in the future.
>>>
>>> Great!  Do you all need an email notification when the -rc releases come
>>> out for the stable trees, or can you trigger off of the -rc stable git
>>> tree?  Different CI systems work in different ways :)
>>
>> We can trigger the test when you updated the -rc stable git tree,
>> by monitoring new commits for the stable branches. So if you push
>> all the commits at once for -rc stable branches, then our CI system
>> can work well.
> 
> I do push to the -rc branches, but those branches are rebased, and I do
> "intermediate" pushes as well.  Meaning I push to have CI systems run on
> the existing patch queue at times that are not only the "main" -rc
> release periods.
> 
> Watch the branches for a few weeks to get an idea of how they work if
> you are curious.

Will run our CI system based on your -rc branch to see if anything
doesn't work, then update our system as needed.

Thanks
Hanjun

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Thread overview: 65+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-01-25 19:55 Scott Branden
2021-01-26  2:50 ` Adam Borowski
2021-01-26  7:29 ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2021-01-26 17:35   ` Florian Fainelli
2021-01-26 18:30   ` Scott Branden
2021-01-26 18:51     ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2021-01-26 20:15       ` Willy Tarreau
2021-02-17  9:40       ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2021-02-17 19:48         ` Scott Branden
2021-02-18  7:43           ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2021-02-18 11:31             ` Willy Tarreau
2021-02-18 14:15               ` Jari Ruusu
2021-02-18 14:29                 ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2021-02-18 20:55                   ` Pavel Machek
2021-02-18 22:43                     ` Ondrej Zary
2021-02-19  8:00                       ` Pavel Machek
2021-02-19  8:30                         ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2021-02-18 14:33                 ` Willy Tarreau
2021-02-18 17:19                   ` Jari Ruusu
2021-02-18 17:22                     ` Russell King - ARM Linux admin
2021-02-18 17:44                     ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2021-02-19  7:10                       ` Jari Ruusu
2021-02-19  8:22                         ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2021-02-19 10:31                           ` Jari Ruusu
2021-02-19 10:37                             ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2021-02-19 10:57                               ` Jari Ruusu
2021-02-19 11:16                                 ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2021-02-19 15:23                                   ` Jari Ruusu
2021-02-20 13:29                                     ` Jari Ruusu
2021-02-20 16:05                                       ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2021-02-20 17:06                                         ` Willy Tarreau
2021-02-21 11:38                                         ` Jari Ruusu
2021-02-19 16:50                                   ` Theodore Ts'o
2021-02-18 17:16               ` Florian Fainelli
2021-02-18 12:51             ` Pavel Machek
2021-02-18 16:51           ` Sasha Levin
2021-02-18 17:21             ` Florian Fainelli
2021-02-18 17:53               ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2021-02-18 17:57                 ` Florian Fainelli
2021-02-18 18:20                 ` Willy Tarreau
2021-02-18 18:36                   ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2021-02-18 20:16                     ` Scott Branden
2021-02-18 21:00                       ` Willy Tarreau
2021-02-18 22:38                         ` Scott Branden
2021-02-18 21:39                       ` Sasha Levin
2021-02-18 22:00                         ` Florian Fainelli
2021-02-18 22:26                         ` Scott Branden
2021-02-19  8:25                       ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2021-02-19 15:05                         ` Florian Fainelli
2021-02-19 15:53                           ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2021-02-19 17:44                             ` Florian Fainelli
2021-02-22 14:17                               ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2021-02-18 17:42           ` Florian Fainelli
2021-02-18 18:13             ` Willy Tarreau
2021-02-18 10:04         ` Pavel Machek
2021-02-19  8:54   ` Hanjun Guo
2021-02-19  9:08     ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2021-02-20  7:02       ` Hanjun Guo
2021-02-20  9:53         ` Greg Kroah-Hartman
2021-02-23  2:14           ` Hanjun Guo [this message]
2021-02-19 14:45     ` Nikolai Kondrashov
2021-02-26  8:03       ` Hanjun Guo
2021-02-26 11:21         ` Nikolai Kondrashov
2021-02-22 14:00   ` Nishanth Aravamudan
2021-02-22 14:24     ` Greg Kroah-Hartman

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