[arch-dev-public] [signoff] kernel26-

Pierre Schmitz pierre at archlinux.de
Mon Dec 17 12:11:47 EST 2007

Am Montag, 17. Dezember 2007 15:42:27 schrieb Jan de Groot:
> > -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> > Van: arch-dev-public-bounces at archlinux.org [mailto:arch-dev-public-
> > bounces at archlinux.org] Namens Dan McGee
> > Verzonden: maandag 17 december 2007 15:38
> > Aan: Public mailing list for ArchLinux development
> > Onderwerp: Re: [arch-dev-public] [signoff] kernel26-
> >
> >
> > Ugh, I retract my signoff. Alsa is broken here, I hadn't bothered to
> > check that, but once I saw an email about it on the arch-general list
> > I did and noticed I had the same problem.
> >
> > 1. My fault for signing off here too early- I shouldn't do that,
> > although see my next point.
> > 2. I should be able to signoff on a minor version bump of a kernel
> > without too many concerns- however, we make huge changes in each one.
> > Do we REALLY need to bump the ALSA snapshot every single time? If it
> > causes issues like this, that is unacceptable. For the one person's
> > bug you might fix, you just broke every other users sound.
> > 3. Instead of saying "plz signoff", we should post changelogs for
> > upgrades (or say version bump only). You did say "updated alsa", but
> > it sounds like cfs was updated too and that wasn't reported.
> The problem with alsa snapshots is that we take snapshots from the
> development branch. When we took the snapshot, there had been a change in
> the kernel API that makes "old" alsa-libs incompatible. They reverted the
> change 3 hours ago, but the change is not in our kernel, so our kernel is
> broken when used with the current alsa-lib package. Alsa snapshots can be
> broken any time, it's wrong to just include a newer snapshot of alsa-kernel
> without looking at what issues are fixed and what things are changed. IMHO
> only driver updates are acceptable in our kernel, not alsa core feature
> changes like the one that broke the alsa kernel API.

I am not sure why this snapshots are really needed at all. I recompiled the 
kernel without alsa nor cfs patches and everything seems to be fine again.

But there are still those strange warnings about pnpacpi: "pnpacpi: exceeded 
the max number of mem resources: 12". I did not notice any issue caused by 
this; so we might ignore this.


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