> Are the (wonderful) linux-xfs developers waiting a bit to merge CVS up to
> -pre11 / pre12 because of the large-scale VM changes, or has the work
> necessary for that merge just not been completed yet (perhaps because those
> same changes make it difficult)? I'll admit it; I'm eager to try the new VM
> stuff but I have an XFS / on my 'devel' box.
I wish Linus would admit that he is working on 2.5 - this is not exactly
a minor change to be making right now. I managed to get a pre11 kernel up
yesterday, and it was VERY easy to get processes killed by the oom
handler. pre12 merge is underway right now. I suspect it will take a
while to get this one sorted out - since major surgery in the VM does
have an affect on XFS.
> On a second note, are the xfs developers prepared to look at kernel
> oopsen, etc. from kernels built with gcc3? RedHat 7.2 *cough*fairfax*cough*
> will almost certainly include it, though it won't be the default compiler. I
> may send one tonight, though it'll probably be a build failure rather than a
Well, it all depends on how good the oops report is - and almost certainly
we would need more details - such as a disassembly of the complete function
which the oops happened in, oh and possibly you machine too ;-)
> Joseph Fannin
> "Bull in pure form is rare; there is usually some contamination by data."
> -- William Graves Perry Jr.