Update linux-firmware in bionic for 18.10 hwe kernel

Bug #1808528 reported by Seth Forshee on 2018-12-14
This bug affects 1 person
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linux-firmware (Ubuntu)
Seth Forshee
Seth Forshee

Bug Description

SRU Justification

Impact: A 4.18-based hwe kernel has been introduced into bionic. However some of the firmware files it requires are missing from bionic's linux-firmware, rendering the relevant hardware inoperable.

Fix: Add the missing firmware files.

Regression Potential: Most of these files will not be used by the existing kernels in bionic. A few may be, and while regressions are not expected it's possible that new firmware versions might introduce regressions.

Seth Forshee (sforshee) on 2018-12-14
Changed in linux-firmware (Ubuntu Bionic):
assignee: nobody → Seth Forshee (sforshee)
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → In Progress
Changed in linux-firmware (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Invalid
Seth Forshee (sforshee) on 2018-12-14
Changed in linux-firmware (Ubuntu Bionic):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed

Hello Seth, or anyone else affected,

Accepted linux-firmware into bionic-proposed. The package will build now and be available at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-firmware/1.173.3 in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation on how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested and change the tag from verification-needed-bionic to verification-done-bionic. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed-bionic. In either case, without details of your testing we will not be able to proceed.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/PerformingSRUVerification . Thank you in advance for helping!

N.B. The updated package will be released to -updates after the bug(s) fixed by this package have been verified and the package has been in -proposed for a minimum of 7 days.

description: updated
Seth Forshee (sforshee) wrote :

Confirmed that the updates in the built packages match those needed for the hwe kernel.

tags: added: verification-done-bionic

The verification of the Stable Release Update for linux-firmware has completed successfully and the package has now been released to -updates. Subsequently, the Ubuntu Stable Release Updates Team is being unsubscribed and will not receive messages about this bug report. In the event that you encounter a regression using the package from -updates please report a new bug using ubuntu-bug and tag the bug report regression-update so we can easily find any regressions.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package linux-firmware - 1.173.3

linux-firmware (1.173.3) bionic; urgency=medium

  * Update linux-firmware in bionic for 18.10 hwe kernel (LP: #1808528)
    - Mellanox: Add new mlxsw_spectrum firmware 13.1620.192
    - qed: Add firmware
    - amdgpu: add initial VegaM firmware
    - iwlwifi: update firmware version 34 for 9000 series
    - update nic-firmware.lst for 4.18 hwe kernel

 -- Seth Forshee <email address hidden> Fri, 14 Dec 2018 07:58:38 -0600

Changed in linux-firmware (Ubuntu Bionic):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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