Ticket #338 (reopened defect)

Opened 15 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

Consider desupporting more older sysnames

Reported by: broder Owned by:
Priority: low Milestone: The Distant Future
Component: -- Keywords:
Cc: Fixed in version: debathena-machtype 10.2
Upstream bug:


As part of our two-step program to purge the Debathena AFS sysname list with fire, we're putting off removal of i386_linux24 and i386_rhel3 until IAP so that we have time to warn the locker owners and create the locker maintainer's guide.

This ticket is to pull out that removal as a separate actionable item from #223.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 14 years ago by jdreed

  • Milestone changed from Summer 2010 (Lucid Deploy) to IAP 2011

comment:2 Changed 13 years ago by jdreed

  • Milestone changed from IAP 2011 to The Distant Future

I'm no longer convinced this is a good idea, because there are more lockers out there than I thought for which i386_linux24 means "stock RHEL 3".

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by jdreed

  • Status changed from new to committed
  • Fixed in version set to debathena-machtype 10.2

comment:4 Changed 11 years ago by jdreed

  • Status changed from committed to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

i386_linux24 and i386_rhel3 are now dead on things that are Wheezy/Raring? or newer.

comment:5 Changed 10 years ago by jdreed

  • Status changed from closed to reopened
  • Resolution fixed deleted

And hey look, with Trusty, we were now over 32 until an emergency punt of Karmic.

We need a better policy here. I proposed that we only support cluster releases and only n-2, modulo i386_rhel4 which is special.

comment:6 Changed 10 years ago by jdreed

Discussed at release-team. Going forward, we will support N..N-2 LTS releases, supported Ubuntu releases, oldstable/stable/unstable debian, and i386_rhel4. That drops our sysname list down to about 16-20 depending on the time of year. Some special cases:

*_ubuntu904 - the first Debathena cluster release.
*_deb40 - the "first" Debathena release. (This is rapidly becoming the i386_rhel4 of the Debathena world, and we should do something about that. Fixes to #1538/#1540 will help with this.

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