On Wed, Mar 29, 2006 at 12:15:05AM +0200, Gerald Hochegger wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 28, 2006 at 11:30:50AM +0200, Herbert Poetzl wrote:
> > sure I _could_ support a dapper vserver kernel, but,
> > and here is the important fact, this would not scale ...
> > in the very near future, I'd be supporting 20 different
> > kernels from at least 10 different distros, and there
> > would be no time left for development, so some other
> > model is required to solve this, and it's actually
> > quite simple ...
> > a) somebody steps up as 'new' maintainer for a dapper
> > vserver kernel (preferable stable and devel)
> I'm willing to help, but i'm a little anxious with the
> stepping forward as my free time is very limited.
> > b) that somebody commits himself/herself to tracking
> > changes in dapper _and_ vserver in the forseeable
> > future
> I'm using a script to automate this task, so tracking
> a stable Ubuntu release and a stable Vserver release
> should be quite straightforward.
> (script and patches are available at
> > c) that person contacts me and we arrange to do an
> > initial port on that kernel, something which can
> > be considered a _known_good_ state
> For Ubuntu the Dapper 22.214.171.124 kernel and 2.0.2 Vserver
> patch (slightly modified for dapper) would be a good start.
is there any reason for not supporting the devel branch?
(not that I have a problem with that, just curious)
> > d) extensive testing has to follow, we don't want to
> > have folks run into merge issues, this is where
> > the dapper-vserver community comes into play
> > e) all changes to stable and devel are released in
> > small patches, which the maintainer has to check
> > and if required discuss with me
> Are the small patches the delta- patches on
> http://vserver.13thfloor.at/Experimental/ ?
yes, those and the ones here:
> Which delta- patches are combined in the bigger
> release and -rc diffs ?
usually all those patches in Devel sum up to the
finla release, modulo changes regarding kernel
versions, but I'm lazy, so it may take some time
until the deltas from Experimental make it there
> > f) feedback from the dapper-vserver community, may
> > if be bugs, issues or feature requests will go
> > to that person, which will filter them and, if
> > applicable relay them to mainstream development
> > HTH,
> > Herbert
> > PS: this seems to work with Micah Anderson and debian
> > kernels so why shouldn't it work with other distros
> Will hopefully work for Ubuntu also.
hope, so, best
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