Christoph Hellwig wrote:
It looks like SGI rushed out a 3.0.5 xfsprogs release which contains
various half-cooked changes including additions to shared libraries
without bumping the minor version and wrong patch attributions.
I can only recommend to not pick it up for distributions and wait for a
proper release from the kernel.org trees after the full release
engineering process has finished. The current plan is to have a release
end of Novemeber, we'll have to figure out the naming / numbering to not
clash with the SGI versions.
Alex did ping me about doing a release, and I didn't complain, so sorry
about that. I hadn't really looked in detail at what was in the tree,
and the library change totally escaped me.
So Alex isn't working in a total vacuum, but he consulted a total
air-head I guess. ;)
Let's work to fix the trees and give Alex another shot; I understand the
frusttation with SGI, and I share it, for constantly putting new (new as
in "green") maintainers in place, but I think Alex is doing his best on
Anyway I share some of the blame, let's not go for the nuclear option
yet, if there's still a little patience left on your part, Christoph.
I do feel like if time goes by and SGI's only role continues to be
playing patch-monkey by pulling others' changes into their tree, that's
not maintaining, an we should just cut releases on our own... but I'm
willing to give it a little more time, based on what I know of Alex's
interest & abilities here.