[openstack-dev] [nova] minimum review period for functional changes that break backwards compatibility

Clint Byrum clint at fewbar.com
Sun Dec 29 14:53:30 UTC 2013

Excerpts from Andreas Jaeger's message of 2013-12-28 23:05:45 -0800:
> On 12/29/2013 07:50 AM, Robert Collins wrote:
> > One possible reason to want a different judgment call is that the
> > logic about impacted OS's was wrong - I claimed (correctly) that every
> > OS has support for ext4, but neglected to consider the 13 year
> > lifespan of RHEL...
> > https://access.redhat.com/site/support/policy/updates/errata/ shows
> > that RHEL 3 and 4 are both still supported, and neither support ext4.
> > So folk that are running apps in those legacy environments indeed
> > cannot move.
> SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 comes with ext3 as default as well - and
> does not include ext4 support, so this really a bad change for SLES,

Perhaps people should run SP3?


Claims that ext4 write support is included, it just has to be toggled
to on.

It is also worth noting that this is just a convenience filesystem. You
can mkfs whatever you want on top of the block device.

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