[OpenAFS] ETA for 1.4.15?

Simon Wilkinson sxw@inf.ed.ac.uk
Thu, 11 Aug 2011 17:58:25 +0100

On 11 Aug 2011, at 17:44, Dale Pontius wrote:
> I was under the impression that was it, and that 1.6.0 would =
be the next release out, which begs the next question.
> Will 1.4.15 support the linux-3.0.x kernel series?  It was actually =
linux-2.6.39 that drove me off of

So, I think the current plan is that we will do 1.4.15 as a security =
release (this will be with only a couple of security fixes =
applied), and 1.4.16 (which has all of the bug fixes that have been =
collecting in the 1.4 branch since 1.4.14).

After that, we'll see. If the uptake of 1.6 is rapid enough, then 1.4.16 =
may be the last 1.4 series release. If there are still a large number of =
users on 1.4.x, and sufficiently serious bugs appear, then there may be =
further 1.4.x series releases.

None of the recent Linux fixes (including the change for Linux 3.0 =
support) have been backported to the 1.4 branch yet. This is primarily =
because we've all be focussing on getting 1.6 out of the door. If those =
backports are simple then I'd imagine that they'll appear in 1.4.16, =
otherwise it's going to depend on whether there is sufficient demand for =
that work to be done.

It's worth bearing in mind that anyone can submit backports to gerrit. =
Use git cherry-pick -x to pull the change that you are interested in =
onto a checkout of the openafs-stable-1_4_x branch. Test that it works =
as expected, then edit the change's commit message to remove the =
existing Commit-Id line. Finally, push the change to the =
refs/for/openafs-stable-1_4_x branch of gerrit.