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I, dann frazier, apply for core-dev.


dann frazier

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Who I am

I've been a Debian Developer for ~12 years, and a Canonical employee for ~3 years. I like both free software and free beer. I'm experienced working with the kernel, server installer, security issues, autobuilders, packaging, etc.

My Ubuntu story

My first real involvement with Ubuntu was in a previous job at HP, probably sometime in 2009. I would resolve hardware support issues with Ubuntu - QA would test, report problems, I'd resolve them (sometimes working w/ Canonical). I also worked directly with HP customers that used Ubuntu to resolve issues, and packaged up various HP software components for Ubuntu on HP servers. What did I like about it? Helping users resolve real problems. What could I have done better? Actively seek out ProLiant/Ubuntu users to get a macro level view of the issues they were facing.

My involvement

Examples of my work / Things I'm proud of

  • LP: #1053306: User had an intermittent - but severe - issue with open-iscsi hanging. Used online analysis to root cause, created a simple reproducer, found a fix upstream, backported & got it SRU'd.

  • LP: #1035110 - root caused a MAAS issue with highbank platforms due to a missing driver, identified a fix & got it SRU'd

  • Created a project to add unofficial support for the Arndale development board (

  • Got a couple of my patches SRU'd so that users could use LTS qemu to emulate highbank (LP: #1030594, LP: 1030588)

I try to take an Upstream-first approach though, so a lot of the things I've worked on have come in indirectly e.g. via debian, or

Areas of work

These days I mostly work with the Ubuntu ARM and MAAS teams to add and maintain support for ARM SoCs

Things I could do better

Keep up with more mailing lists. I suck at following high-traffic lists.

Plans for the future


What I like least in Ubuntu

Unnecessary divergences from upstream. I hope to maintain rigor about pushing things back upstream.


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