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#1 2017-12-08 21:35:03

loqs
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Linux 4.14.4-2 changes

Is there anyway to find out the reasoning behind some of the config changes such as:
The revert of FS#25875 - [linux] change from CONFIG_KERNEL_XZ to CONFIG_KERNEL_GZIP
CONFIG_CHECKPOINT_RESTORE=y
CONFIG_EXPERT=y
CONFIG_KALLSYMS_ALL=y
CONFIG_MODULE_SRCVERSION_ALL=y

I checked the commit message https://git.archlinux.org/svntogit/pack … f96f181cdb  no mention,
The archive of arch-dev-public no mention,
https://bugs.archlinux.org/ for the above options:
FS#43088 closet I came for CONFIG_CHECKPOINT_RESTORE=y but that concluded not to enable CONFIG_CHECKPOINT_RESTORE as it was behind CONFIG_EXPERT
CONFIG_KALLSYMS_ALL no mention
CONFIG_MODULE_SRCVERSION_ALL no mention

Was not sure which forum to post this in so apologies if it is the wrong one.

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#2 2017-12-08 23:08:24

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Re: Linux 4.14.4-2 changes

Asking on [arch-general] would probably be more fruitful, I don't think many of the devs actively check the forums.


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#3 2017-12-08 23:42:46

loqs
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Re: Linux 4.14.4-2 changes

arojas in most areas of the forum and lordheavy at least in respect to mesa-git are the two that immediately come to mind.
Agreed I have seen more dev responses on the arch-general list in the last 12 month period.
Would need to get a mail client that can handle lists acceptably working.  Somewhat off topic are the email addresses used in the PKGBUILDS / https://www.archlinux.org/people/developers/
send only?  Never had any response on any mail sent to them from I admit a very small sample really do not want to bother them unless other means have been exhausted.
edit:
spelling grammar seens to I have seen.

Last edited by loqs (2017-12-08 23:43:33)

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#4 2017-12-09 09:02:53

seth
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Re: Linux 4.14.4-2 changes

Looks like you need to nag https://bbs.archlinux.org/profile.php?id=36202
The xz/gz situation could have changed if xz is better threaded (and depending on the amount of cores), but that's pure speculation.

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#5 2017-12-14 17:22:06

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Re: Linux 4.14.4-2 changes

I'm also curious as to why this was changed:

-CONFIG_RESET_ATTACK_MITIGATION=y
+# CONFIG_RESET_ATTACK_MITIGATION is not set
see [1]

The change of user namespaces with the inclusion of a patch that is not upstream seems to suffer from a very unfortunate coincidence, from what I can understand it seems upstream is working on making it usable without all the security pitfalls [2].

[1] https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/9882073/
[2] https://lkml.org/lkml/2017/12/5/924


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#6 2017-12-14 23:14:41

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Re: Linux 4.14.4-2 changes

loqs wrote:

arojas in most areas of the forum and lordheavy at least in respect to mesa-git are the two that immediately come to mind.
Agreed I have seen more dev responses on the arch-general list in the last 12 month period.
Would need to get a mail client that can handle lists acceptably working.

"handle lists acceptably", meaning Reply-to-list option? I've always used Thunderbird, and I know that works. But I'd imaginehope most clients developed on or for Linux would support that.

Somewhat off topic are the email addresses used in the PKGBUILDS / https://www.archlinux.org/people/developers/ send only?  Never had any response on any mail sent to them from I admit a very small sample really do not want to bother them unless other means have been exhausted.

They're not send-only, some people are just harder to get in touch with.

Last edited by Eschwartz (2017-12-14 23:15:11)


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