[OpenAFS] Linux packages for 1.5?

Simon Wilkinson sxw@inf.ed.ac.uk
Wed, 7 Apr 2010 19:38:59 +0100

On 7 Apr 2010, at 19:28, Russ Allbery wrote:

> I agree with your general impression
> that up until now we've not really been there on Linux, but we seem  
> to be
> stabilizing.

Those of us actively developing on Linux have been running the 1.5  
series for ages. The fact that other people are seeing problems would  
seem to indicate that testing across a wider variety of systems is  
required. Unfortunately, we don't have the time, or the systems, to do  
this by ourselves. If folk are interested in getting a stable 1.5 (and  
1.6) for Linux any time this millenia, then we need more people  
testing the builds.

This particularly applies to those running old, or non-standard  
kernels and running on odd platforms and architectures. One of the  
bugs I fixed for Russ surfaced exactly because he was running a kernel  
with slightly out of the ordinary memory management.

If RPM packages would help with this please let me know. So far all I  
have heard is silence.