HWE kernels and OpenAFS

Andy Whitcroft apw at canonical.com
Thu Nov 21 11:33:14 UTC 2013

On Wed, Nov 20, 2013 at 03:48:02PM -0500, Anders Kaseorg wrote:
> As we just discussed briefly in #ubuntu-uds-core-2, openafs-modules-dkms 
> is a universe package that almost always needs patches or new upstream 
> versions to deal with new kernel uploads.  I’m usually happy to do all the 
> packaging work (I also maintain the ~openafs PPAs); however, I’ve been 
> having a lot of trouble bringing this work to the attention of developers 
> who can do anything with the patches.  In this case, the bug in question 
> is https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/precise/+source/openafs/+bug/1206387:
> 2013-07-30: bug reported
> 2013-08-23: Ubuntu 12.04.3 released, breaking OpenAFS
> 2013-08-26: backport debdiff posted
> 2013-08-27: Ubuntu Sponsors Team subscribed
> 2013-10-01: bug description updated with more SRU details
> 2013-11-11: upload queued for precise-proposed
> 2013-11-18: reupload queued with fixed version number (still unapproved)
> I’d be interested in any ways I can help to make this timeline faster in 
> the future, especially the multiple months between when a tested patch was 
> sent to the Ubuntu Sponsors Team and when it was uploaded (and then only 
> because I repeatedly bugged Luke about it in person).  What can we do to 
> make sure that we have the attention of the relevant developers, and if 
> possible, that the necessary patches are landed before HWE kernels migrate 
> out of -proposed?

The general sponsors queue is a pretty slow process indeed, due to the
volumes.  For these kernel locked packages it seems appropriate to bring
them to the kernel-team, where we can try and help get them through the
process quicker.


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