Linux dev-4.19

David Thompson dthompson at
Tue Dec 4 14:13:30 AEDT 2018

Since 4.19 kernel is deemed "longterm" with a projected EOL of Dec 2020, is the plan to keep OpenBMC on this kernel version for a while?  

I've yet to upstream any of my changes, my bad, and as a 
result I've gone through four kernel upgrades this year
{4.13, 4.17, 4.18, and now 4.19}.

I'm curious about the OpenBMC kernel upgrade strategy,
esp. after 4.19.

- Dave

-----Original Message-----
From: openbmc < at> On Behalf Of Joel Stanley
Sent: Monday, December 3, 2018 5:05 PM
To: Amithash Prasad <amithash at>
Cc: OpenBMC Maillist <openbmc at>; vijaykhemka at
Subject: Re: Linux dev-4.19

On Tue, 4 Dec 2018 at 07:25, Amithash Prasad <amithash at> wrote:
> >> I have couple of NCSI patch which were up streamed last week in linux-next kernel. Will those be part of this 4.19 kernel in openbmc or what is procedure to pull those patches in openbmc build. As these are required for Meta-facebook build with networking working.
> Joel,
> Thanks for cherry-picking a few of the NCSI changes into dev-4.19! Along with these, can we get a couple more cherry-picked into dev-4.19?
> One patch from linux-next:
> mmit/net/ncsi?h=next-20181203&id=16e8c4ca21a238cdf0355475bf15bd72e92fe
> b8f
> One merged patch to bring in the Tiogapass device tree:
> t/arch/arm/boot/dts/aspeed-bmc-facebook-tiogapass.dts?id=3368e06e2a91a
> 65cff59e520acc51b9adf4900bf

Nice work. This is a great way to request the patches get merged. I'm happy because they're already on their way upstream, and the URLs with SHAs make it easy for me to cherry pick.




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