[CentOS-devel] CentOS 8 Stream: updated kernel, kmod-kvdo, vdo, createrepo_c, and drpm

Tue Feb 18 17:05:57 UTC 2020
Carl George <carl at redhat.com>

Howdy everyone,

The CentOS team is pleased to announce that we have updated the kernel,
kmod-kvdo, vdo, createrepo_c, and drpm packages in CentOS 8 Stream.  These
updates have already been published and are propagating out to the mirror
network now.  We're hoping to get developer feedback on these packages to
help demonstrate the value of Stream and identify any potential issues
before they make their way into RHEL and regular CentOS.  We've listed some
notable features from these updates below.  We won't always announce updated
Stream packages like this, but we wanted to highlight some of the early
successes as we figure out the Stream workflow.  Enjoy!

# kernel-4.18.0-177.el8

* Reduce preemption network latency in kubernetes
    * https://github.blog/2019-11-21-debugging-network-stalls-on-kubernetes/
    * https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1795049

* Fix memory leak on xfrm state destroy
    * https://lore.kernel.org/netdev/CAMnf+PjGq2qsZzg=+H5Z5kO+PSQbo=R0MHW5rv1CWrqoS=biqw@mail.gmail.com/T/#me8d27fc05fe2f267ade76d9690b8b5e6dc4c84aa
    * https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-devel/2019-December/036366.html

# createrepo_c-0.15.1-1.el8

* Allow pip to see installation of python3-createrepo_c
    * https://github.com/rpm-software-management/createrepo_c/pull/167
    * https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1695677

* Add support for reading and merging module metadata
    * https://github.com/rpm-software-management/createrepo_c/pull/146

* Add --pkgorigins mode for Koji
    * https://github.com/rpm-software-management/createrepo_c/pull/154

Carl George