On Wed, 2001-10-24 at 15:41, Erich Liebmann wrote:
> dear technical support,
> 1. if i update to a new kernel is it necessary/advised to recompile the
> userspace tools as well. i couldn't find any relation between the
> userspace tool versions and the kernel versions. when is it necessary to
> recompile the userspace tools against a newly installed kernel?
In general, there are not dependencies between the kernel version and
the userspace tools. Tools from 1.0.1 should work fine, later revisions
have more features & bugfixes.
> 2. there are general kernel patches available for the 2.4.12 kernel from
> ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.4 as well as the xfs patches
> available from
> -11.patch.bz2 to enable xfs support. do those patches conflict in any
> way? is the order of patching important? are the sgi patches ment to be
> installed against the plain 2.4.12 kernel or against the 2.4.12 kernel
> including all the latest patches available from ftp.kernel.org?
Hm... the patches we generate for 2.4.X are meant to be applied against
a clean 2.4.X kernel.. .not sure what you mean about the other patches
i.e. if you get linux-2.4.12.tar.bz2 and unpack it, our
linux-2.4.12-xfs-2001-10-11.patch.bz2 patch will apply cleanly against
> 3. is a special installer supporting xfs installation planed for the
> redhat 7.2 release available since a few days? when will this installer
> be available?
This is quite a faq these days, but yes, and sometime fairly soon I
Eric Sandeen XFS for Linux http://oss.sgi.com/projects/xfs
sandeen@xxxxxxx SGI, Inc.