#372 Temporary bundling exception for kernel event library

Created 3 years ago by fweimer
Modified 3 months ago

There seems to be a library for processing kernel monitoring events called "pevent", "libtrace", "traceevent" etc., which might originally come from the kernel package (and is used there by perf), but is copied at least into powertop and rasdaemon.

On of the upstream kernel developers, Steven Rostedt, indicated that a proper DSO can be expected in the Linux 3.14 ore more likely, 3.15 time frame, so a temporary exception seems in order.

I have not filed any bugs against the affected packges yet.

the kernel event library from the kernel may be bundled in other applications through F22, if you still need to bundle in F23 come back to us. Approved: (+1:5, 0:0, -1:0)

Please use virtual provide:

bundled(kernel-event-lib)

You can go ahead and file bugs for other packages to include the Virtual Provide and to prepare to unbundle in F23.

Added to the table on https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:No_Bundled_Libraries#Packages_granted_temporary_exceptions

Announcement text:

"""

The kernel provides a library for monitoring events which is used by perf, powertop, rasdaemon and possibly other programs. As the library is not currently built and installed for general use but the plan is to enable that in kernel-3.14 a temporary bundling exception has been granted through Fedora 22.

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