"D. Stimits" wrote:
Going to be a bit lazy here and not explain this again.
So plese read the documentation and understand what patches
are for what.
If you want the most current XFS bitsgrab it from CVS.
currently at 244, Eric is working on the 245 merge which
probably will be done in a few days.
> About a year ago I attended a Linux Expo where the XFS filesystem was
> demonstrated (and it was impressive). At the time it was still being
> "unencumbered", so I was unable to do anything with it. I'm now in the
> process of trying to load a new machine, but find the patches haven't
> kept up with newer kernel releases. I'm using SMP x86 which has had a
> number of kernel changes which fix problems which were serious enough
> that I can't see using the 2.4.2 or 2.4.3 kernel with, and want to
> instead use the 2.4.5 kernel. Of the available patches, 2.4.5 works
> completely with the patch "linux-2.4-xfs-1.0.patch", but the 2nd patch,
> "linux-2.4.3-core-xfs-1.0.patch", fails in several places on 2.4.5
> source (regardless of whether linux-2.4-xfs-1.0.patch is applied first
> or 2nd). Normally I would be willing to test something like this out to
> see if the failed chunks will cause failure, but with a filesystem, this
> leaves me nervous.
> My hopes are that XFS can make its way directly into the kernel source,
> even if it is marked as "experimental". Until then, the next best thing
> would be new patches becoming available very quickly after a new kernel
> is announced. Can anyone give me an estimate on when a patch suitable
> for 2.4.5 kernel will be available? Is there any kind of announcement or
> devel email list I can join to track XFS development?
> D. Stimits, stimits@xxxxxxxxxx