[zfs-devel] github bug maintenance shortcomings

Darik Horn dajhorn at vanadac.com
Sat Jul 18 10:31:15 EDT 2015

On Sat, Jul 18, 2015 at 6:34 AM, Zenaan Harkness via zfs-devel
<zfs-devel at list.zfsonlinux.org> wrote:
> I hope this is on topic, my apologies if I've posted to the wrong
> list. I've subscribed for now, so you don't need to CC me separately.

Pinging bugs is okay.  Don't feel ignored; people fade-in and fade-out
of participation cyclically.

That said, framing the ZoL workflow against other projects is oblique
to actually fixing the bug.  Debian's workflow satisfies its social
and political goals in a way that often reduces productivity in other

The sector retry quirk is inherited from Solaris and happens by
design.  Demonstrating a larger risk surface beyond that already
described in the bug report could motivate somebody to work on it.

Furthermore, the ticket got a scheduling milestone, so unless the
proposal for distributed-maintenance means that maintenance can be
distributed to a new trusted contributor, then there isn't much else
to do.

Ticket #1256 is a good place to dig in.  The bug report is accurate
and informative, the undesirable behavior happens for understandable
reasons, and there are at least two potential ways to get resolution.

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