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Bug#747649: ITP: ceph-dkms -- Ceph FS and RBD Linux kernel drivers (DKMS version)

On Sun, 2014-05-11 at 07:27 +1000, Dmitry Smirnov wrote:
> On Sat, 10 May 2014 21:02:53 Ben Hutchings wrote:
> > Please don't do this.
> I had to do it for troubleshooting as well as for delivering bugfix and new 
> features support. I agree is should be temporary thing but I see no harm in 
> it. I think I'm not the only one who might need it. For example there is 
> upstream bug report to package modules for RHEL separately:
>     http://tracker.ceph.com/issues/6986
> In any case I'm planning to target it for "experimental" only.
> I know it is not suitable for release without upstream support.
> Why do you think we'd be better without ceph-dkms?
> Would it be OK for you if I keep it in experimental (or in unstable with RC 
> bug "not suitable for release" to prevent migration to "testing")?

I think that's fine.  I just dislike kernel bugs being addressed by 'use
this out-of-tree package instead'.  Some projects with both in-tree and
out-of-tree releases seem to encourage this rather than maintaining
their in-tree code properly.  (But I'm not saying ceph is among those;
I'm not familiar enough with it to make a judgement.)

> > If there are specific ceph features and bug fixes
> > that should be backported, talk to the the kernel team.
> Thank you. It might be a good idea to let you know about problems.
> For instance I've been hit hard by the following bug (I/O errors on RBD 
> device) that was just fixed by upstream (so I'll have to use my DKMS package 
> until fix propagate to 3.14):
>     http://tracker.ceph.com/issues/8226
> Patch is included to the above bug report.
> Trust me, I'm not doing it from boredom and it will be pity to let the effort 
> die in vain...

Understood.  If that has been committed to an official repository for
ceph then I think I can cherry-pick it for sid.  Please report a bug
against the kernel to request this.


Ben Hutchings
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