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Re: Bug#500358: Fix found

On Sun, Nov 09, 2008 at 09:37:11PM +0300, Max Dmitrichenko wrote:
> 2008/11/9 Bastian Blank <waldi@debian.org>:
> >> OK, since there was no opposition and there is still no explaination on
> >> why this bug was donwgraded in the first place I'm upgrading it back to the
> >> initial severity.
> >
> > There is only a small fraction of machines affected, so this is not RC.
> This is not a PC case where one can assemble some unique set of components which
> will not work together well.

Hmm, my Sparc got PCI-X and PCIe. Okay, I never tried to put a random
card in it, but why should it not work?

>                              SPARC is a traditionally brand
> architecture. This case
> affects Ultra 5 and may be several other workstation. So if something
> doesn't function
> on one box it doesn't function on a whole generation of boxes. I think this is
> quite a big part of all Debian SPARC users.

This still does not qualify for the severity "grave":

| makes the package in question unusable or mostly so,

It still runs. And the Sparc machines I use don't show such problems.

>                                             And if SPARC is qualified
> for release
> then this is definitely RC.

It is the decision of the maintainer if nothing else matches.

> And do not hesitate to use common sense. Refusal of fixing the bug
> should be made
> only if you are afraid of breaking something else. This patch targets
> only SPARC. It has
> absolutely no influence on other archs, so it won't break anything
> else even in the worst case.

NMUing a properly maintained package without action from the CTTE is
also a no-go.

> http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commitdiff;h=5769907ade8dda7002b304c03ef9e4ee5c1e0821

This is a different patch then


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