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Kernel 6.9 Test Week

Date 2024-05-26 to 2024-06-02
Time all week

Website QA/Test Days
Mailing list test

Can't make the date?
If you come to this page before or after the test day is completed, your testing is still valuable, and you can use the information on this page to test, file any bugs you find at Bugzilla, and add your results to the results section. If this page is more than a month old when you arrive here, please check the current schedule and see if a similar but more recent Test Day is planned or has already happened.

What to test?[edit]

This Test Day will focus on the 6.9 Linux kernel. The primary aim is to test it with Fedora 40.

Who's available[edit]

The following cast of characters will be available testing, workarounds, bug fixes, and general discussion:

You can chat with us on IRC. See the infobox on top of the page to learn the right IRC channel.

Prerequisite for Test Day[edit]

  • A fully updated F40 test day image or 39 Workstation/Server installation, either on bare metal or VM (please make sure you have no important data on that installation, things might go wrong -- don't do this on your production machine!)
  • The 6.9 kernel for an existing installation from F40 koji (see below) or kernel-stabilization copr if not using the test day image. (koji is recommended for secure boot users).
  • Enough free space on storage.

Koji download instructions[edit]

Download Koji[edit]

Kernel builds can be downloaded from Koji using a command-line tool.

Fedora Workstation[edit]

Install Koji on Fedora Workstation if not installed:

sudo dnf install koji

Fedora Silverblue, Kinoite, Sericea, Onyx, CoreOS, IoT[edit]

Install Koji in a toolbox:

toolbox create
toolbox enter
sudo dnf install koji

Or directly on the host:

rpm-ostree install koji

And reboot.

List available kernel builds[edit]

You can list available kernel builds with:

koji list-builds --package=kernel --after="2024-05-23" --pattern "kernel-6.9*"

Download kernel[edit]

Download the RPMs for the 6.9 kernel build you want to test to a test directory, for example kernel-6.9.1-200.fc40:

mkdir -p ~/work/kernel_test
cd ~/work/kernel_test
koji download-build --arch=$(uname -m) kernel-6.9.1-200.fc40

Install kernel[edit]

Fedora Workstation[edit]

Update your kernel:

sudo dnf update kernel-*.rpm

And reboot.

Fedora Silverblue, Kinoite, Sericea, Onyx, CoreOS, IoT[edit]

If not done so already, download the kernel:

Download the RPMs for the 6.9 kernel build you want to test to a test directory, for example kernel-6.9.1-201.fc40:

mkdir -p ~/work/kernel_test
cd ~/work/kernel_test
koji download-build --arch=$(uname -m) kernel-6.9.1-201.fc40

Override the kernel:

rpm-ostree override replace kernel-modules-core-6*.rpm kernel-core-6*.rpm kernel-modules-6*.rpm kernel-6*.rpm kernel-modules-extra-6*.rpm

And reboot.

How to test?[edit]

Run the tests[edit]

  1. Follow the instructions in this test case. For users running the test day image, the tests are pre-installed in /home/liveuser/kernel-tests/.
  2. Visit the result page and enter your result in the 'Regression' column by clicking Enter result.
  3. If there are any other result columns, click on the column title links to see the tests that need to be run: most column titles are links to a specific test case. Follow the instructions there, then enter your results by clicking the Enter result button for the test.
  4. While the results from the regression tests are interesting, we are also interested in your overall experience with the new kernels.

Reporting bugs[edit]

Note to Virtualbox users: By default, the insert_leap_second test will fail, this is because Virtualbox syncs the guest time with the host in the middle of the test. This is not a kernel or test suite failure, it is a Virtualbox design issue. It should skip this test if your kernel-tests repo has been updated since 2021-09-12.

If you have problems with any of the tests, have a look in the results page. Please include the vulnerability output at the end of the test suite in the comments.

If you don't see it, please file a new bug to Bugzilla, probably against kernel component. If you are unsure about exactly how to file the report or what other information to include, just ask on IRC #fedora-test-day or #fedora-qa and we will help you.

Revert override on Fedora Silverblue or Kinoite[edit]

If you are a Fedora Silverblue or Kinoite user, you can revert the override and use the stable kernels again. Run the following command to revert it back:

rpm-ostree override reset kernel-modules kernel-modules-extra kernel-core kernel kernel-modules-core

And reboot.

Test Results[edit]