Contribute at the Fedora Test Day for kernel 4.15

The kernel team is working on final integration for kernel 4.15. 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 day for Thursday, February 22. Refer to the wiki page for links to the test images you’ll need to participate.

How do test days work?

A test day 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


  1. temjin747

    Will Workstation/Server be the only versions tested? Will any other spins be available for testing?


  2. Mike88

    Hi! I’m prepering for the kernel-test day so i git cloned the kernel-tests repo, and made some tests. Running the default test i discovered a fail in the sysfs-perm test because it find one ‘word writeable’ file in sysfs.

    The file happen to be /sys/kernel/debug/ieee80211/phy0/rc/fixed_rate_idx with permissions 666

    Do i have to change permissions to that file? -rw——- root root will solve?

  3. Walter Guth

    just ran into a minor problem, when trying to make Virtualbox Guest additions
    copied from log:

    ERROR: Kernel configuration is invalid.”; \
    echo >&2 ” include/generated/autoconf.h or include/config/auto.conf are missing.”;\
    echo >&2 ” Run ‘make oldconfig && make prepare’ on kernel src to fix it.”; \

  4. Can I help testing from my current Fedora 27 install by installing the kernel 4.15 there?

Comments are Closed

The opinions expressed on this website are those of each author, not of the author's employer or of Red Hat. Fedora Magazine aspires to publish all content under a Creative Commons license but may not be able to do so in all cases. You are responsible for ensuring that you have the necessary permission to reuse any work on this site. The Fedora logo is a trademark of Red Hat, Inc. Terms and Conditions