Contribute at the Fedora Test Week for kernel 5.1

The kernel team is working on final integration for kernel 5.1. This version was just recently released, and will arrive soon in Fedora. This version has many security fixes included. As a result, the Fedora kernel and QA teams have organized a test week from Monday, May 13, 2019 through Saturday, May 18, 2019. Refer to the wiki page for links to the test images you’ll need to participate. Read below for details.

How does a test week work?

A test day/week is an event where anyone can help make sure changes in Fedora work well in an upcoming release. Fedora community members often participate, and the public is welcome at these events. If you’ve never contributed before, this is a perfect way to get started.

To contribute, you only need to be able to do the following things:

  • Download test materials, which include some large files
  • Read and follow directions step by step

The wiki page for the kernel test day has a lot of good information on what and how to test. After you’ve done some testing, you can log your results in the test day web application. If you’re available on or around the day of the event, please do some testing and report your results.

Happy testing, and we hope to see you on test day.

Fedora Project community

5 Comments

  1. alczaf

    Can I use Rawhide with a koji kernel for this?

    • Michael

      probably yes, the kernel test image is using Rawhide too. 🙂

  2. Giardia

    There is an “How To” on this in fedora quick-docs, even if not ‘officially’ released yet, users not familiar with testing can check this out: https://pagure.io/fork/giardia/fedora-docs/quick-docs/blob/howto-kernel-test/f/modules/ROOT/pages/kernel/howto-kernel-testday.adoc

  3. Brian D

    Assuming that this kernel test version installs like any fresh installation, I should be able to install Fedora 30 on a spare hard drive temporarily to install the test kernel– do the tests — and then return my good hard drive–
    right? I only have one modern 64 bit system.

  4. svsv sarma

    It seems Fedora is using its users for software testing! With Fedora 30 and frequent kernel updates, there are boot alerts and Samsung printer troubles. No help is coming from Ask fedora or google.

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