Thursday, 12 September 2013

Re: Removing reiserfs support from the installer

On 09/12/2013 08:47 AM, Dmitrijs Ledkovs wrote:
> On 12 September 2013 16:37, Colin Watson <> wrote:
>> Debian has removed reiserfs support from its kernel packages and its
>> installer ( I don't really want to keep
>> maintaining it without Debian; for instance it would mean adding support
>> for as an Ubuntu-specific patch once we
>> have the underpinnings done. Does anyone feel desperately that we have
>> to keep this or shall I just go ahead and drop it?
> I've informally raised this with #ubuntu-kernel team on irc /
> one-to-one conversions as well. I think the rough consensus was that
> we should follow suite and also drop reiserfs support from both our
> kernel configuration and installer.
> Not sure if the kernel configuration should be kept in-tact because of
> hardware enablement stack backports, I would hope that it wouldn't be
> necessary.
> Ditto other kernel modules that were dropped from the debian kernel
> config at the same time as reiserfs.
> I agree that reiserfs support should simply be dropped, and ideally
> should have been done earlier in the cycle when the same change was
> done in debian.
> Regards,
> Dmitrijs.

As was pointed out on IRC this is the original email from Ben Hutchings
regarding his decision to remove reiserfs from kernel udebs:!topic/linux.debian.maint.boot/QO187Szy2_o

I'm not really in favor of entirely dropping reiserfs support from the
kernel, e.g., CONFIG_REISERFS_FS=n. Doubtless, there are still folks out
there using it that would be pretty annoyed on upgrading to find they
can no longer access their file system.

I am, however, OK with dropping resierfs from any udebs that we produce.

Tim Gardner

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