Please reconsider keeping aufs module in linux-image-3.5.0

Bug #908784 reported by Steven Shiau on 2011-12-26
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linux (Ubuntu)
Canonical Kernel Team
Canonical Kernel Team

Bug Description

Although overlayfs is used as the union file system for Ubuntu 12.10 alpha1, it would be great to keep aufs 3.x in the package linux-image-3.5.0. This is also for compatibility with backports for precise in setups that have to use aufs instead of overlayfs.

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Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete

Here you are:
root@precise:~# uname -r

root@precise:~# modprobe -v aufs
FATAL: Module aufs not found.

root@precise:~# dpkg -L linux-image-3.2.0-6-generic | grep -i aufs || echo "Not found"
Not found

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Reinhard Tartler (siretart) wrote :

Ubuntu precise did ship in the end with aufs:

~# modprobe -v aufs
insmod /lib/modules/3.2.0-30-generic/kernel/ubuntu/aufs/aufs.ko

However, it was removed for quantal, which ships kernel v3.5:;a=commitdiff;h=d38cbebe93dd4f4accc737b240826f103109c27a

Given serious problems listed at, I would like to ask the ubuntu kernel maintainers to reconsider shipping aufs for now.

For our site here (student lab at uni-erlangen), bug #1039402 is quite serious as it hinders the rollout and testing of quantal for our lab.

summary: - Keep aufs module in linux-image-3.2.0
+ Please reconsider keeping aufs module in linux-image-3.5.0
description: updated
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Quantal):
milestone: none → ubuntu-12.10
assignee: nobody → Canonical Kernel Team (canonical-kernel-team)
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package linux - 3.5.0-15.21

linux (3.5.0-15.21) quantal; urgency=low

  [ Tim Gardner ]

  * ubuntu: AUFS -- update to 18e455787597579fe144cdb2f18aa6a0a32c46a4
  * [Config] Enable aufs
    - LP: #908784

  [ Upstream Kernel Changes ]

  * eCryptfs: check for eCryptfs cipher support at mount
    - LP: #338914
  * drm/i915: pnv has a backlight polarity control bit, too
    - LP: #954661
  * drm/i915: clear up backlight #define confusion on gen4+
    - LP: #954661
  * drm/i915: properly enable the blc controller on the right pipe
    - LP: #954661
  * drm/i915: allow pipe A for lvds on gen4
    - LP: #954661
 -- Tim Gardner <email address hidden> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 08:37:51 -0400

Changed in linux (Ubuntu Quantal):
status: Triaged → Fix Released

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