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Re: btrfs

2009/10/7 Josselin Mouette <joss@debian.org>:
> Le mercredi 07 octobre 2009 à 14:12 +1100, Russell Coker a écrit :
>> I expect that the kernel team tends to be more careful about uploads to
>> Unstable than most package maintainers due to the scope of damage that a bad
>> kernel can cause.
> I think it is unreasonable to ask them to check interactions with
> hundreds, if not thousands, of packages in the archive. You are asking
> the impossible from people who are already doing a great job providing
> kernel images that basically never break after an upgrade – unlike, say,
> CUPS packages.

I believe one of us misread Russell. :) I thought he meant "While I
understand that you'll be crapped on if a kernel upload eats data, I
think it would be ok to ...". As I read it, he's not expecting them to
do anything *more* than they already do, just to relax the protection
argument a little when it comes to people who are already aiming at
their feet.

Take care,


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