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Re: [alpine-devel] alpine 2.6.0_rc1 is out - what do do with scst and vserver isos

From: Leonardo Arena <>
Date: Wed, 01 May 2013 14:43:11 +0200

On Wed, 2013-05-01 at 14:29 +0200, Natanael Copa wrote:
> Hi,
> I have uploaded the 2.6.0_rc1 isos.
> I wonder if we can kill the alpine-scst iso now?

I think yes. We have iSCSI target support (TCM) in default kernel and
its related target-cli util since v2.5 iirc. I'm running a box with TCM
since few months without any problem.

> What do we do with alpine-vserver isos?
> Alternatives:
> 1) we kill it and tell users to use LXC
> 2) we ship it with an old kernel
> 2.1) downgrade to LTS 3.4.y
> 2.2) do nothing, keep the current, outdated 3.6.y
> 2.3) we try port vserver to 3.9 or same as grsec.
> Personally, I think I would prefer alternative 2.1. We still use
> vserver in production (build servers) and we don't have any good
> migration plan for vserver -> LXC.
> I also don't think there are many vserver users that wants the new
> fancy stuff in newer kernels, so i think reverting to an older 3.4.y
> kernel might work. Sticking to LTS kernels saves us for much work.
> What do you think?


- leo

Received on Wed May 01 2013 - 14:43:11 UTC