Contribute at the Fedora Test Week for Kernel 5.5

The kernel team is working on final integration for kernel 5.5. 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, February 10, 2020 through Monday, February 17, 2020. 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

8 Comments

  1. zirmok

    I’m running my own compiled kernel 5.5.2 since 4 days now and everything is ok on Fedora 30

  2. Norbert J.

    Package libtirpc-devel seems to be missing in the test day image. I had to install it first to run the performance tests.

  3. Restart your machine and select boot with the previous kernel in boot menu ‘Grub2 -> Advanced Option for Ubuntu’

  4. Raphael Groner

    Please, not for Fedora 30. Kernel update 5.3.x > 5.4 broke (3rd party) any DisplayLink driver with DKMS, so don’t expect any stable things.

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