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Re: IRIX 6.5.6m/XFS CVS: Any problems?

To: "Steve Lord" <lord@xxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: IRIX 6.5.6m/XFS CVS: Any problems?
From: "Sean Elble" <S_Elble@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2001 22:49:16 -0400
Cc: <linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx>
References: <200110011402.f91E25O06650@jen.americas.sgi.com>
Reply-to: "Sean Elble" <S_Elble@xxxxxxxxx>
Sender: owner-linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx

Can I upgrade from the SGI web site? I know I can download the 6.5.13 files
(900 or so MB), but, will this work OK? I am already in the maintaince
stream, so I won't have that damn "stream switch" problem.
Now if I could only get some IRIX media from SGI without paying $600.00! No
offense to you guys, or SGI, as they have done a _lot_ for the Linux
community, but $600? Come on!
Anyway, thanks for the reply; I'll certainly take your advice into

BTW - Are there any major disadvantages to using NFS v2?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Lord" <lord@xxxxxxx>
To: "Sean Elble" <s_elble@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: <linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, October 01, 2001 10:02 AM
Subject: Re: IRIX 6.5.6m/XFS CVS: Any problems?

> > Hello,
> >
> > I have a Silicon Graphics Indigo2 here with IRIX
> > 6.5.6m installed (love it, BTW), and a Linux server
> > that is about to have the latest CVS version of the
> > XFS kernel installed, along with the kernel-level NFS
> > server.
> >
> > Are there any known problems, or catches, using NFS on
> > IRIX with a Linux 2.4.10 server? I would like to use
> > NFS3, if possible, but I would appreciate any comments
> > any users may have. Thanks, in advance!
> >
> You may want to upgrade to the latest Irix release, there were some
> problems with NFS V3 between Linux and Irix. The Irix implementation
> expected the NFS file handles to be of a specific size, and Linux used
> a different size. I think this is fixed in 6.5.13. This only affected
> V3 NFS I think.
> Steve

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