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Re: Request for XFS kernel rpms for the newly released RedHat 7.1 Linux

To: Tomas Ericsson <te@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Request for XFS kernel rpms for the newly released RedHat 7.1 Linux kernel update
From: Steve Lord <lord@xxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2001 09:24:59 -0500
Cc: linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: Message from Tomas Ericsson <te@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> of "Sun, 21 Oct 2001 16:20:40 +0200." <Pine.LNX.4.33.0110211607530.515-100000@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sender: owner-linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
Working on it - see messages on the list, kernel rpms are not created
overnight. We need to intergrate xfs into the specific revision of the
kernel (which in redhat's case includes a large number of patches), do
a fair amount of testing, and build the actual packages - oh and do all
the other work we were doing too.

In the meantime if you are concerned about the security exploits you can
build your own kernel using the cvs tree or patches on the xfs ftp site.
2.4.12 or later fixes the problems.


> Hello,
> First, thank you very much for providing the opensource community with the 
> XFS filesystem. I have been using it in a production environment for 
> some time now and I have had no problems at all, only increased 
> performance! :-)
> As you may now RedHat has now released updated kernel rpm's for their 
> latest RedHat 7.1 Linux distribution. The updated Linux kernel is now 
> 2.4.9-6 . Check for yourself:
> ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/updates/7.1/en/os/i386/
> kernel-2.4.9-6.i386.rpm
> kernel-BOOT-2.4.9-6.i386.rpm
> kernel-doc-2.4.9-6.i386.rpm
> kernel-headers-2.4.9-6.i386.rpm
> kernel-source-2.4.9-6.i386.rpm
> Could you please patch this one with XFS support and provide it at you 
> ftp-site like this (or something other appropriate):
> ftp://oss.sgi.com/projects/xfs/download/Release-1.0.1/kernel_rpms/RHlinux-2.4
> .9/
> Thanks in advance, it would be really nice if you did that quite soon 
> because there are some security flaws in the current 2.4.3-kernel.
> Best regards,
> Tomas Ericsson

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