[Bacula-devel] Bacula version 2.2.x for Solaris, FreeBSD, and Windows

Brian A. Seklecki bseklecki at collaborativefusion.com
Mon Apr 16 17:57:14 UTC 2007

[cross-posting to freebsd-ports@ where hopefully we'll get some

FYI: The Bacula project is requesting additional voluntary development
involvement by the FreeBSD community.  A senior "technical liaison" who
can dedicate time to staying abreast of development efforts in Bacula.

Perhaps an organization using Bacula in their corporate infrastructure
can volunteer developer time.


On Sun, 2007-04-15 at 11:24 +0200, Kern Sibbald wrote:
> Hello,
> As I have previously emailed several times over the last 6 months or so, I  no 
> longer build Bacula on Solaris and FreeBSD, and other than testing the Win32 
> client, I am running no regression tests on Win32, Solaris and FreeBSD.  
> The Bacula community must step forward and organize systematically running 
> regression testing, but so far this has not happened (this is quite 
> disappointing).
> I have just completed significant modifications to the Volume reservation code 
> in the Storage daemon (now in the SVN).  There will undoubtedly be some fine 
> tuning before it ships.  However, I suspect that the code now makes recursive 
> mutex calls, which work perfectly well on Linux, but they cause a failure on 
> FreeBSD (this is permitted by the standard), which means that it is quite 
> possible that the current SVN code will fail on FreeBSD.  For Solaris, I am 
> unsure.
> This email is a *BIG* urgent warning that unless the Bacula Solaris and 
> FreeBSD users pull together and organize regression testing, you may find 
> that version 2.2.x will not work on your platform, and it may be difficult to 
> correct problems after production release in a timely fashion since once 
> released, it is not possible to make any significant changes to mutex usage 
> without destabilizing the code.
> Now is the time to test and bring any problems to my attention.  I am ready to 
> help you get the regression tests working and to fix mutex usage so that it 
> works on your platform during the current development cycle.
> Best regards,
> Kern
> PS: I will be out of town from this afternoon until late Tuesday.
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Brian A. Seklecki <bseklecki at collaborativefusion.com>
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