From: Herbert Poetzl (herbert_at_13thfloor.at)
Date: Tue 11 May 2004 - 13:00:14 BST
On Tue, May 11, 2004 at 01:24:06PM +0200, Ola Lundqvist wrote:
> On Tue, May 11, 2004 at 10:37:17AM +0200, Conny Brunnkvist wrote:
> > Package: kernel-patch-ctx
> > Version: 1:1.27-1
> > Severity: important
> > The patch applies without and errors or so, but at the end of the
> > kernel build (make-kpkg) depmod complains that ext2.o, ext3.o (and
> > possibly some other object - sorry, the full make-log is not available
> > to me at this time). Specifically, it complains over one single sym:
> > depmod: IS_IMMUTABLE
> > (Beware of small scroll-backs, for the error from depmod is silently
> > ignored by make-kpkg so the packaging goes on and finishes.)
> > I looked through the patch and it seems as if this macro has been
> > changed to one of either IS_IMMUTABLE_FILE or IS_IMMUTABLE_LINK. However
> > there are a handful of places in the (post-patched) kernel tree that
> > still references to the original name.
first, thanks Conny for reporting this issue, yes
it is correct, that there should be no IS_IMMUTABLE()
in the patched kernel, so this is a broken patch.
I'll see what I can do to fix this ...
> That is most probable the problem. I'll see what I can do about it.
> Upstream development list is cc:ed.
the thing is simple, I update the debian specific
patches from time to time (everytime some user comes
around and asks for a debian patch), but I do not
take the time to test those patches, because if debian
folks can't live with the 'vanilla' kernel + vserver
patch, I expect them to do the testing. this project
can not scale if I develop for 10 different distro
specific kernels ...
and everybody ever asked for a debian patch will
confirm, that the first thing I tell them is, that
they have to test it ...
> > With reference to bug #245858; did someone else finally ever actually
> > test this combination patch-kernel? Or is it my kernel config that's
> > balmy?
> I assume that it is the patch.
indeed it is, and I would expect the maintainer (you)
at least to compile a new kernel/patch before uploading
them, but maybe this is different for debian ...
don't get me wrong, I'm glad that somebody is the
designated debian maintainer for linux-vserver, but
maybe it would better to tell debian folks _not_
to use the debian packages ...
> // Ola
> > //conny
> > -- System Information:
> > Debian Release: testing/unstable
> > APT prefers unstable
> > APT policy: (700, 'unstable')
> > Architecture: i386 (i686)
> > Kernel: Linux 2.6.4-1-686
> > Locale: LANG=sv_SE, LC_CTYPE=sv_SE
> > Versions of packages kernel-patch-ctx depends on:
> > ii bash 2.05b-14 The GNU Bourne Again SHell
> > ii grep-dctrl 2.1.3 Grep Debian package information
> > ii patch 2.5.9-1 Apply a diff file to an original
> > -- no debconf information
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