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Re: [RFC] kernel version for the squeeze cycle

On Tue, Nov 10, 2009 at 11:02:19PM +0100, Petr Salinger wrote:
> Hi,
> The squeeze freeze is proposed in March 2010,
> the FreeBSD currently generates RC3 of 8.0.
> I would prefer to target 8.0, we should have enough time to fix
> some expectable currently unknown breakage and squeeze_and_half could  
> provide another 8.x kernel easily. I believe we should switch early to 
> 8.0 branch. The currently known problem is #555303, the cause of insserv
> failures under 8.0 snapshot, the binNMU of insserv against currently  
> eglibc will workaround this.

I am also in favor of using the kFreeBSD 8.0 by default for squeeze. It
brings especially the *at syscalls, which are broken in some conditions 
(chroot, mount bind) with our current implementation, and also the new
USB stack support that is needed by libusb-1.0 (the port is still in

As soon as the final version 8.0 and the *at syscalls are fixed (in
progress), we should probably upload it to unstable, and switch the
build daemons and porter machines to it, in order to detect problems as
early as possible.

I am not sure there will be a squeeze_and_half, but we may anyway try to
get an update through a new point version, as the kernel interface is
pretty stable across minor versions on kFreeBSD.

That said I think we should not drop kFreeBSD 7.x support for squeeze, 
but keep it working as "best effort".

Aurelien Jarno	                        GPG: 1024D/F1BCDB73
aurelien@aurel32.net                 http://www.aurel32.net

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