Re: please consider smartmontools 5.37-1 for etch
On Fri, Jan 12, 2007 at 10:54:11PM +0100, Marc 'HE' Brockschmidt wrote:
> Guido Guenther <email@example.com> writes:
> > 5.37 contains consideral improvements for SATA drives and adds CCISS
> > support, pre-releases of 5.37 have been in experimental since three
> > months and 5.37-1 itself is in unstable now since the 21st of
> > Decemeber.
> Erm. The diff is enormous, due to a renaming from *.c to *.cpp. Besides
> that, there seem to be some big code changes, for example
> os_linux.c | 1527 ---
> os_linux.cpp | 1956 ++++
> I don't think that this should get a freeze exception. New upstream
> versions aren't really what we are trying to get in our frozen
Well, the diff against 5.36 is quiet big but the diff against the
versions we had in experimental since 3 months is very small.
Smartmontools doesn't have many reverse dependencies and none that would
break if we move to 5.37 - however the kernel *did* change a lot in the
SATA and SCSI area during the last 8 months (5.36 is from last April)
and this is what 5.37 accounts for.