[OpenAFS] Linux packages for 1.5?

Dale Pontius pontius@btv.ibm.com
Wed, 07 Apr 2010 15:06:59 -0400

On 04/07/10 14:38, Simon Wilkinson wrote:
> 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.
I'll try putting more effort into testing 1.5.x releases.  I suspect my
employer has a wider-than-average variety of hardware and servers available.
> 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.
I generally run Gentoo, and it's very simple to move to a new release. 
All I need is the source tarball and a few ebuild tweaks on my side.  On
a T61p I can switch afs versions in 15 minutes or so, so it's more a
matter of not absolutely needing that machine during the testing interval.


Dale Pontius
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IBM Corporation
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