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Re: Why release XFS as patches against a kernel ?

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Subject: Re: Why release XFS as patches against a kernel ?
From: Michael Stone <mstone@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 1 May 2001 16:57:24 -0400
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On Tue, May 01, 2001 at 04:47:41PM -0400, Christian, Chip wrote:
> I don't understand the question.  They ship kernel patches and they
> ship pre-patched RedHat kernel-source rpms.  What more do you want?

A reference to that on http://linux-xfs.sgi.com/projects/xfs/? 

>From that page: 
>Source Code:
>A complete linux 2.4.x-based tree including the XFS filesystem is
>available for CVS checkout. 
>Two distinct trees are available: 
>linux-2.4-xfs: fast moving development tree 
>linux-2.4-xfs-r1.0: XFS Linux Release 1.0 
>Please refer to the  CVS instructions  for  details. 
>CVSup  a much faster "File Distribution System" than cvs 
>CVSWEB  a web based source tree browser 

No reference to any patches there; it's often been non-intuitive to find
these, unless you already know that they're there. The "point & guess"
method's also been fairly hard today, because the ftp sites have been
overloaded (understandable, I think.) If you look at
ftp://linux-xfs.sgi.com/projects/xfs/download/ you'll see a patches/
directory, but that's not right. You will eventually find the right
stuff in
ftp://linux-xfs.sgi.com/projects/xfs/download/Release-1.0/patches/ but a
nice link from the front page would definately be more user-friendly.

Mike Stone

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