[Gluster-Maintainers] More news on 3.7.11

Niels de Vos ndevos at redhat.com
Fri Apr 15 09:06:48 UTC 2016

On Fri, Apr 15, 2016 at 01:32:23PM +0530, Kaushal M wrote:
> Some more (bad) news on the status of 3.7.11.
> I've been doing some more tests with release-3.7, and found that the
> fix for solving daemons failing to start when management encryption is
> enabled doesn't work in all cases.
> Now I've got 2 options I can take, and would like some opinions on
> which I should take.
> 1. Delay the release a little more, and fix the issue completely. I
> don't know how long a proper fix is going to take.
> Or,
> 2. Revert the IPv6 patch that exposed this problem, and release
> immediately. We can then work on getting the issue fixed on master,
> and then backport the IPv6 change again.
> What do other maintainers feel? Hopefully I get some opinions before
> the weekend.

I'm all for reverting the patch and release 3.7.11 as soon as possible.

It is also not clear to me how much the IPv6 change was a fix, or a
feature enhancement. Anything that gets backported to a stable branch
should be done with extremely high confidence that nothing can break.
Any patch, even the really simple ones, can have unexpected
side-effects. A patch that gets backported and breaks the release (or
the release schedule) might not have been suitable for inclusion in the
stable branch in the first place.

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