Re: Linux 5.10 LTS "mixin" layer for Dunfell

Denys Dmytriyenko


The layer has been updated and moved to under a central
mixin repo called "meta-lts-mixins", branch "dunfell/kernel":

The naming is in accordance with the LTS mixin layer guidelines:

Other mixin layers are also welcome!

On Mon, Jul 19, 2021 at 01:55:42PM -0400, Denys Dmytriyenko wrote:

Recently several Yocto Project members have expressed interest in being able
to upgrade the Linux kernel in Dunfell LTS release from 5.4 to 5.10. Both of
those Linux kernel versions are designated "longterm"[1], but at the time
Dunfell was released in April 2020, 5.10 was not out yet.

Recommended way to add new features or upgrade components in Yocto LTS
releases is with the so called "mixin" layers[2]. After discussing some of
the details of such layer among the Yocto Project TSC and other interested
developers, as well as testing the concept for few weeks, I'd like to make
this open to a wider consumption in hopes it would be useful to others.

This Linux kernel "mixin" layer is currently hosted on GitHub under my
name[3], but can be moved to a more public space, like Yocto Project git
server, if it gets traction and is found useful to others. Please feel free
to try it and provide feedback. Thanks!
Denys Dmytriyenko <denis@...>
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