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Bug#397973: Processed: upping severity, as discussed with Steve ...

severity 397973 important

On Friday 12 January 2007 10:33, Debian Bug Tracking System wrote:
> Bug#397973: [powerpci/mac] partman-md appears to not write back the
> raid flag to partitions. Severity set to `serious' from `important'

I don't agree that this issue is RC. It does not match any of the 

1) This issue does not actually break anything. It just makes it 
impossible to make use of an optional feature (software RAID) during 

2) The issue affects only a limited group of users as it is architecture 
specific: software RAID support in partman works just fine on at least 
i386, amd64, sparc and hppa. I'm not sure about other architectures, but 
at least we have no reports of breakage there.

3) There is no regression, or at least, I do not see how there can be as 
software RAID support and general partman code has not been touched at 
that level during Etch development. This rather looks like an incomplete 
implementation of software RAID support for this particular architecture. 
As such, and since there currently (unfortunately) is no lead partman 
maintainer, it is primarily the responsibility of the PowerPC community 
to provide the missing bits and pieces needed to implement the support.

So, IMO as D-I RM, this issue does not make partman-md "unsuitable for 

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