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Re: status of userspace release

To: Dave Chinner <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: status of userspace release
From: Ben Myers <bpm@xxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2012 11:17:22 -0500
Cc: xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx, Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxx>, Jan Engelhardt <jengelh@xxxxxxx>
In-reply-to: <20121028212708.GK29378@dastard>
References: <20121025151501.GV1377@xxxxxxx> <20121026215741.GB405@xxxxxxx> <20121028212708.GK29378@dastard>
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Hi Dave, 

On Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 08:27:08AM +1100, Dave Chinner wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 26, 2012 at 04:57:41PM -0500, Ben Myers wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 10:15:01AM -0500, Ben Myers wrote:
> > > We're working toward a userspace release this month.  There are several 
> > > patches
> > > that need to go in first, including backing out the xfsdump format 
> > > version bump
> > > from Eric, fixes for the makefiles from Mike, and the Polish language 
> > > update
> > > for xfsdump from Jakub.  If anyone knows of something else we need, now 
> > > is the
> > > time to flame about it.  I will take a look around for other important 
> > > patches
> > > too.
> > > 
> > > This time I'm going to tag an -rc1 (probably later today or tomorrow).  
> > > We'll
> > > give everyone a few working days to do a final test and/or pipe up if we 
> > > have
> > > missed something important.  Then if all goes well we'll cut the release 
> > > next
> > > Tuesday.
> > 
> > I've tagged -rc1 for the upcoming releases of dmapi, xfsprogs, and xfsdump. 
> >  If
> > we missed something important now is the time to speak up.
> > 
> > Currently there are two items of which I'm aware:
> > 
> > 1) the Polish (and German) translations of xfsdump are not working.  I'll 
> > start
> > a separate thread for that issue.
> > 
> > 2) Christoph has pointed out this patch series:
> > 
> > http://oss.sgi.com/archives/xfs/2012-05/msg00323.html
> > http://oss.sgi.com/archives/xfs/2012-10/msg00541.html
> 
> I agree with christoph - the kernel side intptr/uintptr stuff that
> Jan did needs to go into the kernel first, and then brought to
> libxfs via a kernel code sync.  A kernel code resync needs to be
> done immediately after the xfsprogs release so that usrspace is
> using the same base code for the CRC work, so splitting them to
> before/after the relases makes sense IMO....

Sounds good.  I'll pull in 2, 3, and 6 for now.

-Ben

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