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Bug 158229 - submount masked and for removal
Summary: submount masked and for removal
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Linux bug wranglers
Whiteboard: overdue
Keywords: PMASKED
: 158517 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-12-15 09:15 UTC by genbug
Modified: 2007-02-24 17:27 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description genbug 2006-12-15 09:15:55 UTC
there are a whole bunch of kernel fs modules that have been broken by all the screwing around on lklm with inode-diet changes / revertions etc. 

This concerns a number of packages. I am currently keeping away from 2.6.19 altogether because too many things are broken. cloop and fuse also fail to compile 

I would expect there are a number of issue that need to be fixed before gentoo-sources  *19 works with all this.

at least submount works with *17 and *18  : bug#148381

thanks to dsd for maintaining the ebuilds to now but if this pkg fails with latest kernel cant the ebuild handle that rather than dumping it altogether?
Comment 1 Jakub Moc (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-12-15 09:19:27 UTC
No, we can't and won't depend on particular kernel version in ebuilds; that doesn't work at all w/ slotted kernels.

As stated, it has dead upstream (no new release for almost 3 years) and we have no intention to become upstream for this package.
Comment 2 genbug 2006-12-15 09:42:06 UTC
Thanks for the clarification.

I guess all the breakage is the price to pay for issuing a gentoo-sources on and unstable kernel number.

Thinks have been pretty compatible for a while but 2.6.19* seems all over the place.

Seems this particular patch (inode-diet) was badly thought out from the outset and the various attempts at limitting the damage have only added to the confusion and breakage of this sort of package.

I hope lessons have been learnt.


Comment 3 Jakub Moc (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-12-15 09:46:24 UTC
There's a patch in Bug 148381, Comment #15 if you want to try, but as said, upstream is dead and noone is willing to keep patching this thing over and over again any more. Sorry.
Comment 4 Jakub Moc (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-12-19 02:18:42 UTC
*** Bug 158517 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Patrizio Bassi 2006-12-19 03:35:11 UTC
i don't agree with removal

for minor API change i'm keeping care of that, and Daniel Drake did some patches too.

i see no problem keeping it in the tree as far as we can keep it running on latest kernels.

i don't understand if the "CLOSED WONTFIX" resolution means you planned to remove or not.
Comment 6 Jakub Moc (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-12-19 03:51:13 UTC
(In reply to comment #5)
> i don't agree with removal

Re-read Bug 148381 and this one as well; this is not staying in the tree because we are tired of working on behalf of non-existant upstream.

> for minor API change i'm keeping care of that, and Daniel Drake did some
> patches too.

Daniel Drake is not interested in wasting time on this any more; again see Bug 148381.
Comment 7 Patrizio Bassi 2006-12-19 04:05:10 UTC
ok i missed that bug.

now i know the situation and i do agree.
maybe i'll keep it on a overlay, but i hope a new mainteiner will come out.
Comment 8 Jakub Moc (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2007-02-08 06:35:11 UTC
# Daniel Drake <> (12 Dec 2006)
# Broken again with new kernel release, no maintainer, no upstream
# Masked for removal on 2nd Jan 2007

@dsd - please remove this :)
Comment 9 Daniel Drake (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2007-02-08 14:36:10 UTC
thanks, done
Comment 10 Vadim Kalinnikov 2007-02-24 11:32:09 UTC
I can support it. Please return this into portage tree:)

And i want start work from bug #158517 :)

Sorry for my very bad english :((
Comment 11 Daniel Drake (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2007-02-24 17:27:56 UTC
If you want to maintain this, you need to become a Gentoo developer. This involves building up a collection of contributions on bugzilla, then focusing on a certain area, finding a mentor, and getting recruited. See