Package Details: linux-aufs_friendly 4.17.9-1

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Package Base: linux-aufs_friendly
Description: The aufs-compatible linux kernel and modules
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Licenses: GPL2
Submitter: Calimero
Maintainer: Calimero
Last Packager: Calimero
Votes: 50
Popularity: 0.000046
First Submitted: 2011-08-08 16:32
Last Updated: 2018-07-23 12:45

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mdevaev commented on 2017-04-15 23:27

> If you have any actual reasons to use AUFS because of features OverlayFS doesn't have, such as multiple RW branches in round-robin, please do comment here.

I use AUFS on my file server to balance the writing to disks

Calimero commented on 2016-05-23 18:42

For some time now, OverlayFS has been able to do everything I've been using AUFS for. I'll continue maintaining this, but I won't be using it myself and suggest that AUFS users take a look at the latest version of OverlayFS (which can do several branches, too).
If you have any actual reasons to use AUFS because of features OverlayFS doesn't have, such as multiple RW branches in round-robin, please do comment here.

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Calimero commented on 2018-02-12 18:38

Thanks for the suggestion, but after discovering what makepkg-template is, I fail to see how it might be of any help to automatically base this upon the official linux PKGBUILD. If this needs external maintenance anyway, having a patch that applies to the linux PKGBUILD would be the obvious solution, with an automated test environment (VM) to validate the build.

I thought it was best to delete this package, and submit it again later when that is up and running.

Alad commented on 2018-02-12 17:31

You realize this entire argument could have been avoided with makepkg-template, right?

Calimero commented on 2018-02-05 19:57

Thanks for your factual comment here; I have received less pleasant language from others/staff.

To the users of this package, this is the last straw.

I created this package when AUFS was dropped from the Arch kernel, mainly because the (lack of) rebuild automation in the Arch repositories would make it so that AUFS broke at every kernel rebuild (not even updates). After I reported that kind of breakage for the third time, AUFS was dropped, and an awful makeshift solution was used for Archlinux live install images: they would use some COW block (!) device. It was obvious that dropping AUFS because it broke every next kernel rebuild (and, that is true, sometimes didn't provide patches the next day when a linux version went out) made the liveCDs really bad.

Then OverlayFS came around, which made liveCDs fine again, and I asked if anybody was interested in keeping this for its additional features. The answer was yes.

I thought that bootstrapping the official kernel might be a good idea to keep it available.

Staff is telling me, sometimes aggressively, that this displeases them. So, people who rely on AUFS for its distributed writes, pick this package up and do the copypasta that needs to be done, or more clever, an automated test environment for AUFS. If not for the hard feelings, I would be doing it right now, but I don't have the hard skin required.

The package will be deleted shortly. Feel free to pick it up.

Eschwartz commented on 2018-02-05 19:22

This package is not being maintained at all, cloning core/linux is a lie, and currently makepkg --printsrcinfo fails to run properly, let alone actually building successfully.

Oh, and downloading the aufs patches without a checksum is a really bad idea. Maybe if your script at least ran updpkgsums, you would notice that there are no linux 4.15 patches available.

If it is not worth your time to actually maintain this as though it were a real kernel, please don't do us any "favors", and simply ask for it to be deleted.

Calimero commented on 2017-11-27 18:49

No makedepend can possibly be missing since they are loaded from core's linux PKGBUILD in the bootstrap process here.

When you ask for 4.14 do you realize that core has 4.13.12 just the same?
Or are you implicitly asking me to base this upon the linux PKGBUILD from [testing]?

Did you simply forget you were using [testing]?

jrd commented on 2017-11-27 09:29

`xmlto` build-dep is missing.

Can this be upgraded to linux4.14?

timofonic commented on 2017-11-26 14:54

What about 4.14?

Calimero commented on 2017-09-28 17:25

Fixed to use archlinux's git, everything builds fine and branch 4.13 is fresh and maintained.

retox commented on 2017-08-09 23:22

@Shagabutdinov - It looks like the arch build system has been removed see

Hopefully @Calimero will be able to patch it soon. I'm needing to use AUFS to get around a openJDK/Wildfly bug when using docker with overlay2.

Shagabutdinov commented on 2017-06-21 10:46

I'm receiving error "@ERROR: Unknown module 'abs'" - any ideas how to fix it?