[zfs-discuss] New release of zfs stable on centos

Ned Bass nedbass at gmail.com
Thu Dec 25 19:49:48 EST 2014

On Thursday, December 25, 2014 1:20:12 AM UTC-8, Nikolay wrote:
> Hello Ned,
> I do expect Centos to let me know when they change something. They do so 
> quite well: Here is the archive of their announce mailing list:
> http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2014-December/thread.html
> As you can see they let me know when there are security issues and also 
> they state if the issue is moderate, critical etc. If there are simply bug 
> fixes they go into extensive detail on what that bug fix is.

Sigh, don't I feel pretty stupid now :) Good suggestions for improving the 
release process. Merry Christmas!


> I appreciate that this is the stable release of zfs we are talking about 
> but you cannot possibly hope to catch all possible bugs in your testing 
> before releasing to production. There are simply far too many 
> configurations possible out there, and bugs are a fact of life. If there 
> was some warning about releases it would help administrators narrow things 
> down more easily when things do go wrong, and it would help with their 
> testing plans as well.
> On Thursday, December 25, 2014 1:11:44 AM UTC, Ned Bass wrote:
>> Do you also hope that CentOS will make a special announcement every time 
>> they roll a minor release of a stable package? The whole point of a stable 
>> branch is that it's, well, stable, so subscribers can safely deploy the 
>> updates without much fanfare and get on with life. If you require more 
>> information for your change management process, looking up the commit 
>> history doesn't strike me as an unreasonable burden.
>> On Wednesday, December 24, 2014 1:15:38 PM UTC-8, Nikolay wrote:
>>> Thanks Ned,
>>> This seems a very ad hoc way of doing it. I would have hoped that a 
>>> message on the zfs-announce forum should go for every release of the stable 
>>> channel. That way it can be summarized just like you did and it can be 
>>> better managed by people like me who use zfs in a professional context.
>>> On Wednesday, December 24, 2014 8:30:07 PM UTC, Ned Bass wrote:
>>>> On Wed, Dec 24, 2014 at 12:25:58AM -0800, Nikolay wrote: 
>>>> > Hello I am using zfs on centos 7. 
>>>> > There seems to have been a new stable release: 
>>>> > 1.2.el7.centos 
>>>> > I can't seem to find a changelog or announcement anywhere. 
>>>> > How do I know what is in that release? 
>>>> You can view the commit history on github: 
>>>> https://github.com/zfsonlinux/spl/commits/spl-0.6.3-stable 
>>>> https://github.com/zfsonlinux/zfs/commits/zfs-0.6.3-stable 
>>>> Highlights include important fixes for a deadlock due to a damaged 
>>>> mutex 
>>>> and a system attribute-related corruption bug. Also some compatibility 
>>>> updates for newer kernels. 
>>>> Ned 

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