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Re: btrfs

> On Wed, 7 Oct 2009, Alexey Salmin <alexey.salmin@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I think it's reasonable for package maintainers to check compatibility
>> with the kernel from the
>> distribution they upload package to. Especialy here when package is
>> newer then kernel driver.
>> It's of course harder to supervise the situation when kernel pass
>> ahead of user-space packages
>> but it's also possible.
> In general I agree that user-space tools should not be uploaded until there is
> a kernel that can work with them.  The fact that I made a filesystem with
> mkfs.btrfs and can't mount it is obviously not ideal.  Of course with this
> type of change if the upload of the btrfs-tools had been delayed so that the
> kernel got in first then we would STILL have had the same situation (I
> believe that there was neither forward nor backward compatibility).

I just mean that it's easier for package maintainers to see if their upload
breaks compatibility than observe that a kernel update broke something.
Of course both situations are bad.


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