Bug#589562: ITP: ceph-dkms - ceph client kernel module
On Mon, 2010-07-19 at 21:38 -0700, Sage Weil wrote:
> On Sun, 18 Jul 2010, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> > On Sun, 2010-07-18 at 11:01 -0700, Sage Weil wrote:
> > > Package: ceph-dkms
> > > Severity: wishlist
> > > Owner: Sage Weil <email@example.com>
> > >
> > >
> > > * Package name : ceph-dkms
> > > * URL : http://ceph.newdream.net/
> > > * License : GPL2
> > > Programming Lang: C
> > > Description : Ceph client kernel module [DKMS driver source]
> > >
> > > The Ceph client Linux kernel module allows hosts to natively mount a Ceph
> > > file system. This package provides teh kernel modules source with has
> > > been prepared for use with DKMS.
> > Will this be the same code that has been accepted upstream? If so, I
> > think we could add it to the linux-2.6 package instead of creating a
> > separate package.
> It has. The DKMS package is the latest code, though, with backport
> #ifdefs allowing it to build as far back as 2.6.27. If that's
> inappropriate for debian, I can just keep those packages on the ceph
> site only.
Since the 'lenny' kernel is based on 2.6.26 and the 'squeeze' kernel on
2.6.32, I don't think it is worth providing a backport that covers
versions in between these. Please do prepare a backport to 2.6.32 that
we can add to the kernel package.
Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.