Linux 2.6.16 and future plans

Jeremy Huntwork jhuntwork at linuxfromscratch.org
Mon Mar 20 19:38:52 PST 2006


Alexander E. Patrakov wrote:
> 1) unionfs-1.0.14 doesn't compile with linux-2.6.16 due to conversion of 
> semaphores to mutexes. While I can patch it, it isn't sane to stick with 
> the old version of unionfs forever. It is not known if a newer version 
> is good, and there was no good-out-of-the box version of unionfs in the 
> past. Is it acceptable to merge DM to the udev_update branch?

Yes.

> (or the final version when it comes out). The effect of this patch is 
> that all IDE and SATA devices become supported by libata, thus removing 
> the conflict if one removes all old IDE drivers from the kernel 
> configuration. As a side sffect, IDE disks become renamed from /dev/hdX 
> to /dev/sdX. Is this acceptable?

I think so, but only if we thoroughly document this behavior and the 
reasons for it on the CD itself. Details should appear in the README, 
and perhaps a very brief note (if we can think of one that's adequate) 
in the greeting.

--
JH



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