Fedora ARM Meeting 2012 May 09

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  • agreene: bconoboy's nightly setup is configured/tested/communicated to blc. (agreene to follow up)
  • backup from chile to romania is set up, host keys present an error (maxam)
  • IRCC announcement went out yesterday afternoon
  • pwhalen has autoqa set up on Japan, will be using two builders remotely

OCE Discovery

  • Raspi+40"+22" screen
  • Need some 3D demos
  • Need handout
  • Test+practice on Thu/Fri

Disk Upgrades for Chile

  • Plan for Friday next Wednesday afternoon - start at noon EDT - 1700 UTC
  • Disable builders at ~ 11:30 am EDT
  • Tell the list about the downtime (ctyler)
  • Affected services:
    • armpkgs.fedoraproject.org
    • Koji buildsystem - hub
  • Upgrade plan:
    1. Add 3TB disk + 600GB SSD + PCIe SATA controller
    2. Stop + remove md6 array
    3. Add SSD to md1 array
    4. Remove /dev/sdf1 from md6 array
    5. Add /dev/sdX to new RAID1 array (replacing old md6)
    6. Adjust /etc/mdadm.conf
    7. Adjust dracut - insert new /etc/mdadm.conf
    8. Reboot to test
  • Use fdisk to partition the new SSD and disk
mdadm --stop /dev/md6
mdadm --stop /dev/md2
mdadm /dev/md1 --grow -l 0 -n 4 -a /dev/sdX1   # sdX1 is the 600GB SSD
mdadm --stop /dev/md6   # needed? check for other device numbers too?
fdisk -l /dev/md1
mdadm --create /dev/md6 -n 2 -l 1 /dev/md1 -W /dev/sdZ1   # sdZ1 is the 3TB mechanical disk
  • For dracut, add the --mdadmconf option


  • Firstboot - (frojoe)
  • Waterbear - needs testing on Pi (agreene), in review (ctyler)
  • Scratch - needs new spec (maxam)
  • Kidsruby + Rubywarrior - needs changes to spec file (fossjon)
  • Kernels - need testing (ctyler)

Goals and Action Points

  • Waterbear - re-review by Friday (ctyler)
  • Kidsruby - ready for re-review by Friday (fossjon)
  • Chile backup - working by Thursday night (maxam)
  • Scratch - packaged by Friday (maxam) (could be submitted for review next week)
  • Kernels - test 4x kernels by Friday (ctyler)
  • Firstboot - forked/patched packages by Friday (frojoe)
  • Oscar and Felix - ???
  • Posted to the wiki (agreene)


  • HDMI splitter +
  • Ethernet cables
  • PSU for Felix
  • Shelf liners
  • Lucite box for raspi

Notes on Using GIT to Create a Patch

git init 
git add * 
git commit -a -m "Initial commit"
(make some changes)
git commit -a -m "Some useful changelog message"
git log --oneline
git format-patch HEAD^1
In the spec file in the preamble:
Patch0: name-of-file.patch
In the spec file in the %prep:
%patch0 -p1