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Re: zfsutils migration (Re: new ZFS installs completely broken in Wheezy/Sid)

El 13 de desembre de 2011 19:07, Arno Töll <debian@toell.net> ha escrit:
> Note, I didn't find any /real/ problem when using zfsutils 8.3 with a
> 8.2 kernel. I didn't try it with 8.1 but I don't see why it would be
> different there.

Well, "zfs list" fails with EINVAL on 8.1 kernel, and I recall seeing
"zpool status" report non-sense in some combinations.

Is there a point in having our users test yet another combination that
isn't supported by upstream, fix the problems we find, etc? Our
userbase is very small and noticeably bad at finding problems. If we
do this IMHO there should be a benefit.

> If we could find a workaround by emulating this "volinit" call when an
> older kernel is detected, I guess we could happily use newer utils along
> with older kernels. I haven't looked at the code, but that's probably
> just some ioctl we could emulate easily.

Doesn't hurt to implement that, it even helps for people using
chroots, but removing the Breaks and encouraging users to test v28
userland with v15 kernel is a very different story.

Robert Millan

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