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Re: XFS for Linux 1.0.1 Released

To: Jan-Frode Myklebust <janfrode@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: XFS for Linux 1.0.1 Released
From: Simon Matter <simon.matter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2001 11:32:07 +0200
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Jan-Frode Myklebust schrieb:
> 
> I'm trying to get this installed on a Dell
> PowerEdge 4400, and am having some problems. I never
> could get the XFS-1.0 release into this, so it's a
> standard RH 7.1 system at the moment.
> 
> http://www.dell.com/us/en/esg/topics/esg_pedge_towermain_servers_1_pedge_4400.htm
> 
> The kernel-smp-2.4.5-SGI_XFS_1.0.1.i686.rpm doesn't
> include the aacraid patch, so I have to use the
> kernel-smp-2.4.3-SGI_XFS_1.0.1.i686.rpm
> 
> I Install the kernel:
> 
> # rpm -ivh kernel-smp-2.4.3-SGI_XFS_1.0.1.i686.rpm
> 
> make the initrd image, and move it to /boot:
> 
> # mkinitrd initrd-2.4.3-SGI_XFS_1.0.1smp.img 2.4.3-SGI_XFS_1.0.1smp
> 
> Add an entry to /etc/lilo.conf:
> 
> image=/boot/vmlinux-2.4.3-SGI_XFS_1.0.1smp
>        label=linux-xfs
>        initrd=/boot/initrd-2.4.3-SGI_XFS_1.0.1smp.img
>        read-only
>        root=/dev/sda1
> 
> but when I run lilo I get the message:
> 
> # lilo
> Added linux *
> Fatal: Kernel doesn't support initial RAM disks

Hm, your lilo.conf should look like this :-)
image=/boot/vmlinuz-2.4.3-SGI_XFS_1.0.1smp
                  ^
> 
> Will I have to build a new kernel from source to fix
> this? BTW: what's the latest "recommended" version
> in cvs?
> 
> Does anybody know why the aacraid module isn't in the
> linus-tree?

As found in this list the aacraid is a port of the WinNT driver.
Lets hope such thing will never go into the official kernel.

> 
>   -jf

My tip: Dump the Adaptec RAID to /dev/null, connect the disks to
the onboard UXXX SCSI and put SoftRAID 1,5 on it and enjoy. This
is what I do with DELL servers and performance is impressive.
I'm using the attached scripts to monitor the softraid.

Simon

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