[CentOS-devel] RFC: Stream Kernel SIG Proposal

Fri Feb 19 21:43:30 UTC 2021
Mike McGrath <mmcgrath at redhat.com>

On Fri, Feb 19, 2021 at 3:40 PM Brian Stinson <brian at bstinson.com> wrote:

> On Fri, Feb 19, 2021, at 15:23, Mike McGrath wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 10, 2021 at 7:58 PM redbaronbrowser via CentOS-devel <
> centos-devel at centos.org> wrote:
> On Wednesday, February 10, 2021 3:51 PM, Brian Stinson <brian at bstinson.com>
> wrote:
> - When can we see the new kernel workflows?
> I don't have specific date/time when we expect to see the new-way of doing
> kernel repos but I would check https://gitlab.com/redhat/ towards the end
> of the month. Those will be targeted at RHEL/Stream 9 kernels. I'm asking
> around about some of the work we're doing to make the Stream 8 kernel
> sources more accessible in a format that isn't just tarballs.
> End of February isn't just "a few weeks" after Jan 20th, it is over an
> entire month.
> I also don't care about Stream 9 right now.  Stream 8 kernel is in serious
> need to being better documented.  We were told back in December by a number
> of Red Hat employees we had been given enough information to decide for
> ourselves what we want to do.  We were also told that Stream was to enable
> us more power to contribute and RH wants to see what SIGs the community
> would like to create.  This is the most glaring area of needed help.  There
> was nothing available reasonably documenting the Stream 8 kernel.  There
> was no Stream 9 kernel available or any ETA given to one coming.  I have
> focused for over a month in documenting what Red Hat fail to.
> Mike indicated to just wait "a few weeks" and we would see it available in
> some official way.  It has been a few week and there is nothing.  It is not
> clear if we see something at the beginning of March or if there will be
> additional reasons it won't be til April.  It isn't clear if some git
> commits lumped multiple unrelated code into the same commit.  It isn't even
> clear if we will ever get a break down of the Stream 8 kernel.  But it
> doesn't matter, I have done the work that needs to be done and am
> requesting now to have someplace to post it.
> Just under a month.  I know you don't care about Stream 9, but that's what
> we're focused on right now.  I know the kernel package has been a hot topic
> so you can see some of our work in progress now.
> Stay tuned for a formal announcement on when this will actually be usable,
> contributable, and consumable.  But for now, you can watch us while we get
> things in place:
> https://gitlab.com/redhat/centos-stream/rpms/kernel
>            -Mike
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> The commit-by-commit Kernl source repo is here for a preview as well:
> https://gitlab.com/redhat/centos-stream/src/kernel/centos-stream-9
> We have some things left to wire up, but this gives an idea of the
> different repos involved.
> --Brian
Hah, thanks Brian, I'm still learning my way around the repo too :)

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