[Pkg-zfsonlinux-devel] About downstream patches on debian packages from zfsonlinux.org repository.

Carlos Alberto Lopez Perez clopez at igalia.com
Thu Aug 25 11:47:14 UTC 2016

On 24/08/16 13:12, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> As far as I can tell, we do not have much manpower available to fix
> stability and security issues introduced in Debian specific patches.  So
> we should limit the diversion from upstream and the other deb packages
> to a minimum, to be able to share the load if making fixes.

Is not only a matter of manpower. I think development should happen
upstream and not in Debian.

If you want a new feature, push it upstream.
And if upstream ask for some testing before accepting it, then Debian is
not the place for that.
Just create a repository somewhere and tell people to try it.

Debian is a production system, I don't like the idea of using our users
to test beta features.

> But we should also provide the features users expect and need to get ZFS
> working out of the box with the boot systems, SMB, NFS etc, and in some
> cases provide a test bed for upstream to test out changes in the code if
> we consider it a service to our users.  But in these cases we must
> actively try to get changes back upstream to avoid having to maintain
> such patches in the future.

Why Debian users should expect SMB, NFS and iSCSI to work out of the
box, but users of other distributions should not expect this?

I just want to make easier and convenient to install ZoL on Debian.
But I don't want to patch ZoL to add extra features that upstream
rejected or still didn't merged.

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