More frequent kexec-tools releases
vgoyal at redhat.com
Wed Jan 29 09:23:11 EST 2014
On Wed, Jan 29, 2014 at 09:36:38AM +0800, Zhang Yanfei wrote:
> On 01/29/2014 02:40 AM, Vivek Goyal wrote:
> > Hi All,
> > Just now we were discussing that fedora kexec-tools should rebase to
> > upstream kexec-tools every release so that we can test the latest code
> > sooner.
> > Then Dave Young pulled in some data about the kexec-tools release
> > duration.
> > Date: Tue Mar 19 10:46:46 2013 +0900
> > kexec-tools 2.0.4 ~100 commits
> > Date: Mon Jan 16 09:15:25 2012 +1100
> > kexec-tools 2.0.3 ~100 commits
> > Date: Thu Jul 29 13:40:00 2010 +0900
> > kexec-tools 2.0.2 ~80 commits
> > Date: Thu Aug 13 09:28:08 2009 +1000
> > kexec-tools 2.0.1 ~60 commits
> > Date: Sat Jul 19 10:31:30 2008 +1000
> > kexec-tools 2.0.0
> > So that is 5 release in 5.5 years. It is roughly 1 release per year.
> > I am wondering if there is any interest in more frequent releases of
> > kexec-tools. Say every 3 months or every 6 months.
> > IMHO, it might be better if there are more frequent release of kexec-tools
> > (say a release every 6 months) and then every 6 months distributions
> > should be able to rebase to that new release.
> > Thoughts?
> Agreed. Sometimes, important changes in the kernel side will lead to the change
> in the kexec-tools, so especially in this case, I think it might be better
> to release a new version asap.
One example is recent support of kexec on EFI systems. These changes went
into 3.13 kernel as well as kexec-tools.
Simon what do you think? A kexec-tools release every 4 months or every
6 months. Does it make sense to you?
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