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

Turbo Fredriksson turbo at bayour.com
Fri Aug 26 09:42:34 UTC 2016

I agree with the tree points fully!

I just don't think 3 is feasable :(

On August 26, 2016 8:50:00 AM GMT+01:00, Petter Reinholdtsen <pere at hungry.com> wrote:
>I believe it is very good for us to have this discussion, while the zfs
>maintenance team is still young.  And for the record, I am discussing
>which policy and priorities we should have when deciding which patches
>to include in the Debian package.  I am not discussing individual
>patches to prepare for a vote for/against including them.
> * Everyone seem to agree that we should try to only apply "killer
>   feature" patches that are important for the users in Debian, or
>   patches related to Debian integration (like improving or correcting
>   init.d scripts and systemd configuration).  There is some
>   disagreement about what a "killer feature" is of course.
>* Everyone also seem to agree that we should be more reluctant to patch
>   the kernel part of zfs than the user space part.
>* And everyone seem to agree that we should try to push new features as
>  patches upstream first, and only include the patches in Debian if the
>   feature is a "killer feature" that is important to our users when
>   upstream fail to include it in a timely manner.  This will cause
>   extra work every time a new version of ZFS is released, so we should
>   not do this a lot to keep the package maintainable.
>Could these three points form the core of our policy for including
>patches in the ZFS packages in Debian?  Are there other issues we
>also consider?
>Part of the disagreement seem to be about how feasable it is to get
>of the ZoL patches included in the ZoL master code, and if the NFS, SMB
>iSCSI and other fixes are killer features or not.  I do not really have
>an opinion on this, as I have not studied the patches nor tried to use
>SMB and iSCSI with ZFS.  I have tested NFS exporting using
>and this work as far as I can tell.  In general I agree that it would
>nice if the zfs documentation regarding nfs exports should work in
>Debian, but I do not know if that is what the patch in question is
>or not.
>Happy hacking
>Petter Reinholdtsen
>Pkg-zfsonlinux-devel mailing list
>Pkg-zfsonlinux-devel at lists.alioth.debian.org

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