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Bug 54393 - gentoo-dev-sources-2.6.7 doesn't contain supermount patch any more
Summary: gentoo-dev-sources-2.6.7 doesn't contain supermount patch any more
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Core system (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Greg Kroah-Hartman (RETIRED)
: 54397 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-06-19 00:38 UTC by Gregory Kovriga
Modified: 2004-06-21 01:59 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

See Also:
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

supermount-for-2.6.7.patch (supermount-for-2.6.7.patch,171.78 KB, patch)
2004-06-20 03:42 UTC, Daniel Drake (RETIRED)
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Description Gregory Kovriga 2004-06-19 00:38:34 UTC
Supermount provides ease of use with removable media on Linux.
(If there is a replacement with the same ease of use I would be glad to try it out. automounter for example doesn't provide the same functionality, for example).

While version 2.6.5 contained the patch, version 2.6.7 came out without the patch - can't upgrade to that version without loosing functionality.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
Comment 1 boris digital 2004-06-19 05:26:06 UTC
same here.

of course i could use subfs/submount, but
it's not that functional as supermount, because it
fills up my syslog with trash and seems to have troubles
with kde-apps like the kde sysmonitor etc.

additionally, bootsplash seems to be broken.
Comment 2 Greg Kroah-Hartman (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-06-19 09:06:37 UTC
Yes, supermount is removed from the 2.6.7 gentoo-dev-sources, as the patch we
had no longer works.  I will work on fixing this next week when I get time.
Comment 3 Greg Kroah-Hartman (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-06-19 09:13:46 UTC
Oh, and if you have problems with bootsplash, please file a new bug, with info
on what doesn't work for you.
Comment 4 Greg Kroah-Hartman (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-06-19 09:16:17 UTC
*** Bug 54397 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 Daniel Drake (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-06-20 03:42:03 UTC
Created attachment 33617 [details, diff]

Here's supermount for 2.6.7. I've only tested it through compilation, so could
somebody please apply it and see if it works?
Comment 6 Patrizio Bassi 2004-06-20 05:12:54 UTC
i applied the 2.6.5 supermount patch and it compiled good, but on restart i saw kernel didn't support the supermount file system.

so i think you should work not only for compilation issues but real code issues.

good work. (ask the official dev)
Comment 7 Anders Hellgren gentoo-dev 2004-06-20 06:44:34 UTC
The patch in comment 5 works for me.
Comment 8 Daniel Drake (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-06-20 07:27:33 UTC
I also tested the patch, but under 2.6.7-rc2-mm2. It worked as far as I could make up a nonsense mount command, and it didn't say "unknown type supermount", it just gave me the error i expected (can't find superblock or something). Was planning to try it on gentoo-dev-sources 2.6.7 later.
Comment 9 Klaus Kusche 2004-06-20 07:47:18 UTC
Another vote for including supermount again in gentoo-dev-sources-2.6.7-rxx.

Submount seems to be a replacement, but not for me: I use a statically linked kernel without any module infrastructure, and supermount can be linked into the kernel, whereas submount can only be built as a module.

P.S.: Could feature drops *please* be noted in the changelog?
Comment 10 Klaus Kusche 2004-06-20 08:09:23 UTC
Patch compiles, boots, seems to work for me. Pls include it.
Comment 11 Daniel Drake (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-06-20 08:38:43 UTC
Patrizio, could you please re-test? Feel free to detail how you are attempting to get this going, so that we can point out any places you might be going wrong.
Comment 12 Daniel Drake (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-06-20 08:40:38 UTC
Wait, sorry, I misread. You said you applied the 2.6.5 supermount patch. This patch fails in two places - one of which being the addition to the Makefile. Could you please take clean sources and then test using the patch I posted here?
Comment 13 Gregory Kovriga 2004-06-20 08:52:47 UTC
The patch seems to be working ok here too.
Comment 14 Thierry Carrez (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-06-20 09:46:15 UTC
Patch works OK here too.
Comment 15 Patrizio Bassi 2004-06-20 09:57:51 UTC
patch apply perfectly.

i'm now started the compilation, my pc is very slow (p2 400mhz) and i'm already compiling mozilla too.

i'll report as soon as i finish.

but i saw 3-4 users reporting good shouldn't work here too?

good work Daniel!
Comment 16 Vermyndax 2004-06-20 15:12:51 UTC
Another vote for including the patch... please :)

I patched my kernel for now, but would like to use this functionality without a future surprise...
Comment 17 Daniel Drake (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-06-20 15:19:03 UTC
I'm ready to commit gentoo-dev-sources-2.6.7-r1 once the updated patch tarballs hit the mirrors.

This update contains the supermount patch I posted here. Unfortunately, I messed up one of the tarballs, and it'll take a few more hours before the real one hits the mirrors. I'll commit first thing tomorrow :)
Comment 18 Daniel Drake (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-06-21 01:59:04 UTC
In portage. By the way, this patch is under consideration of being dropped for good. There are some userspace solutions emerging (e.g. ivman, gnome-volume-manager) so it would be appreciated if you supermount users could perhaps test out these and aid their integration into Gentoo.