[CentOS] broken GFS

Wed May 14 18:07:21 UTC 2008
MHR <mhullrich at gmail.com>

On Wed, May 14, 2008 at 7:44 AM, Doug Tucker <tuckerd at engr.smu.edu> wrote:
> I intend to do that.  Kernel's removed from automatic updates.
There you go.

> We'll agree to disagree about the importance of not breaking an
> officially supported kernel filesystem on an automated upgrade because
> only a "few" of us are affected.  Keep in mind this is not an
> unsupported XFS that someone hijacked my thread with.  I say there is
> little in a new kernel that the "rest" of the users cannot wait 2-3
> lousy days for.  Wanna stretch it to a week to meet your statement of
> "earliest", I can live with that and my statement still stands.  And, I
> do realize this is not centos's fight, I guess my complaint is with
> RedHat in this case, they should be more responsible than that.  If M$
> took that policy and released official upgrades they knew would break
> even a small percentage of their users, especially something as critical
> as the very filesystem that your entire user data resides on, we (the
> linux community) would be throwing them under the rug for it.

1) You're top posting - please stop it.  In this email list, we bottom
post as a matter of policy and courtesy.  It's not that hard....

2) This isn't really an issue of "agreeing to disagree."  XFS is *not*
a Red Hat product at all.  They (RH) do not support it at all.  The
CentOS project provides XFS as an *extra* that is NOT part of the
mainline CentOS release stream.  It is only supported by the CentOS
group in the centosplus repository, which is a courtesy provided for
free by the CentOS group.

IOW, CentOS does not have to support XFS at all.  That they do is a courtesy.

Now, if you like the centosplus "product" and use it, remember to
follow the guidelines for it - little things like not doing automatic
updates because you already *know* that centosplus does not come out
immediately when RH releases a change that CentOS picks up and
releases as well.

All of this is clearly discussed here from time to time, so the
expectations have been set accordingly.  Please try to remember this
and manage your installations accordingly, too.

And that's *my* soapbox, from which I will now step down and shut up.