[arch-dev-public] kernel26 unionfs/aufs conflict

Jan de Groot jan at jgc.homeip.net
Wed Mar 26 05:20:05 EDT 2008

> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: arch-dev-public-bounces at archlinux.org [mailto:arch-dev-public-
> bounces at archlinux.org] Namens Simo Leone
> Verzonden: woensdag 26 maart 2008 10:10
> Aan: arch-dev-public at archlinux.org
> Onderwerp: Re: [arch-dev-public] kernel26 unionfs/aufs conflict
> On Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 08:34:37AM +0100, Tobias Powalowski wrote:
> >
> > Hi
> > to reconsider, you were the guys that wanted those filesystem stuff
> in the
> > kernel,
> > I just add/fix hardware support which doesn't conflict with such
> stuff, so
> > figure out how to fix it send patches that it works for the stuff you
> need
> > it.
> > Checkout Aufs from latest CVS and try to combine it that it works.
> > I don't use any of this filesystems.
> >
> Ok, let's assume for right now that we aren't going to drop either of
> them. Would you, as the kernel maintainer, prefer the in-tree solution
> of effectively aliasing the function names; or the out-of-tree solution
> of patching aufs to deal with unionfs's function names? Either will
> work
> just fine.

I would prefer to have these symbols exported only once and patch the
package that needs these kernel symbols with a different name. Yes, it's a
little bit more work for the external module maintainer, but it keeps our
kernel cleaner that way.

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