Contribute at the Fedora Test Week for Kernel 5.4

The kernel team is working on final integration for kernel 5.4. 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, December 09, 2019 through Monday, December 16, 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 in the Test Week.

Fedora Project community


  1. Giardia

    There’s a guide on how to test here:

    Ideal for non experienced testers

    • youpburden

      Thanks fir the tip, I just did my first test for Fedora all went smoothly with the last kernel.

  2. Hi Sumantro,

    It was so simple to implement. Carefully following the guide on the Wiki page, I have successfully tested it using Fedora 30 on a VM.

    I have heard about a few colleagues messing up with their machines. But for me, the process was very smooth.

    Keep updating us.


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