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From: Chris Gianelloni <wolf31o2@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] grub reiser4
Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2011 03:56:27
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] grub reiser4 by Mike Doty
1 On Sun, 2005-10-02 at 22:57 -0500, Mike Doty wrote:
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5 > Mike Frysinger wrote:
6 > | On Thursday 29 September 2005 02:10 pm, Chris Bainbridge wrote:
7 > |
8 > |>I was wondering if there's any chance of having the reiser4 patch for
9 > |>grub (or even the whole grub-reiser4 distfile) added to the ebuild.
10 > |>There are various bugs where people have posted patches for 0.96x
11 > |>ebuilds which were never added and the bugs have been WONTFIXed or
12 > |>left dangling. I've been using grub+reiser4 for about 9 months now
13 > |>with no problems. The last reason I heard it wouldn't be added was
14 > |>that no kernels in portage support it; I believe that's not true
15 > |>anymore, at least mm-sources has reiser4.
16 > |
17 > |
18 > | i'll ask a few devs how they feel about it before i commit it
19 > | -mike
21 > I'd prefer if the patch was left out for amd64 users, or included via a
22 > use flag. reiser4 isn't yet stable or proven on amd64.
24 Honestly no matter what your opinion of resier4 is, this patch needs to
25 really be added. I see that amd64 has mm-sources in portage, which is a
26 kernel from, and it has ~amd64 KEYWORDS. The argument that
27 we have always had was that reiser4 was not included in a
28 kernel. This is no longer true. Now, I can understand not *supporting*
29 it until it hits vanilla, but we shouldn't deny adding patches that
30 resolve issues with the FS or packages that interact with the FS just
31 because we dislike it or don't deem the FS stable. I'd say to add the
32 patch to grub, and if a user hoses up their system, well... they're
33 knowingly running a very experimental kernel and an arguable file
34 system.... they can pick up the pieces themselves.
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37 Chris Gianelloni
38 Release Engineering - Strategic Lead
39 x86 Architecture Team
40 Games - Developer
41 Gentoo Linux


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