skiboot-5.5.0-rc3 was released on Wednesday April 5th 2017. It is the third release candidate of skiboot 5.5, which will become the new stable release of skiboot following the 5.4 release, first released November 11th 2016.
For how the skiboot stable releases work, see Skiboot stable tree rules and releases for details.
The current plan is to cut the final 5.5.0 by April 8th, with skiboot 5.5.0 being for all POWER8 and POWER9 platforms in op-build v1.16 (Due April 12th). This is a short cycle as this release is mainly targetted towards POWER9 bringup efforts.
Following skiboot-5.5.0, we will move to a regular six week release cycle, similar to op-build, but slightly offset to allow for a short stabilisation period. Expected release dates and contents are tracked using GitHub milestone and issues: https://github.com/open-power/skiboot/milestones
Over skiboot-5.5.0-rc2, we have the following changes:
xive: Fix setting of remote NVT VSD
This fixes a checkstop when using my XIVE exploitation mode on some multi-chip machines.
core/init: Use ‘_’ as separator in names of “exports” properties
The names of the properties under /ibm,opal/firmware/exports are used directly by Linux to create files in sysfs. To remain consistent with the existing naming of OPAL sysfs files, use ‘_’ as the separator.
- In particular for the symbol map which is already exported separately,
it’s cleaner for the two files to have the same name, eg:
hdata: fix reservation size
The hostboot reserved ranges are [start, end] pairs rather than [start, end) so we need to stick a +1 in there to calculate the size properly.
hdat: Add model-name property for OpenPower system
hdat: Read description from ibm, vpd binary blob
hdat: Populate model property with ‘Unknown’ in error path