Re: [GIT PULL] bcache changes for 3.17

From: Jens Axboe
Date: Fri Sep 05 2014 - 13:10:17 EST

On 09/05/2014 11:03 AM, Arne Wiebalck wrote:
> On Sep 5, 2014, at 6:41 PM, Peter Kieser <peter@xxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
>> On 2014-09-05 8:37 AM, Eddie Chapman wrote:
>>> On 05/09/14 15:17, Jens Axboe wrote:
>>>> (from oldest to newest). And that's just from 3.16 to 3.17-rc3, going
>>>> all the way back to 3.10 would be a lot of work. If there's anyone that
>>>> cares about bcache on stable kernels (and actually use it), now would be
>>>> a good time to pipe up.
>>> Just "piping up" as I care about bcache and actually use it in production on 3.10! Shame I don't have the knowledge to try and backport these though :-)
>>> Eddie
>> I'm "piping up" as well, I use bcache on 3.10 in production.
>> -Peter
> More "piping up": we currently use bcache on a few nodes in production, on 3.14 and 3.15, and plan to roll it out on a wider scale now.
> If necessary we'll go with these kernels, but we'd certainly prefer our usual 3.10-based CentOS kernel.

OK, so we definitely have people using it in production. My concern was
that whomever does the backport of the appropriate patches to 3.10/14/15
stable would have an audience for getting some amount of testing of such
a patch series.

Now we just need someone to line up to do the work...

Jens Axboe

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