On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 01:45:36PM -0500, Mike Christie wrote:
Dave Jones wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 01:05:53PM -0500, Mike Christie wrote:
> > Hi,
> > > Sorry for the large patch. I was not sure how I should do this.
> > > I am trying to update the fcoe related (fcoe, libfc, ixgbe, fnic
> and > dcb) kernel code that is going into fedora 12. The attached
> patch > updates the fedora 12 kernel to what is in the SCSI maintainer
> and > network maintainer's trees for 2.6.32-rc1. For scsi this is the
> > scsi-misc tree >
> > and for networking this is the net-next tree >
> This scares me. We're shipping 2.6.31 because we can't justify the
> of shipping rc code in a final release. With huge amounts of change
> like this, we're essentially doing the same thing.
There is actually going to be more patches :( There are maybe 50+ other
patches floating around the linux scsi and fcoe lists that are not yet
in the scsi maintainer's tree. I was going to send those patches once
the review for those other patches was done upstream and the scsi
maintainer had taken them.
The kernel has already branched for F-12. From a rel-eng standpoint, this
looks like a poor idea. Particularly, as Dave points out, there are lots of
changes all over the place and you said there are even more not merged yet.
I'm pretty sure rel-eng is not going to be happy with this at all, and I
suggest punting it to F-13. RHEL is outside of the scope of the Fedora