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re[4]: Which Kernel for XFS

To: "Anthony W. Marino" <anthony@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: re[4]: Which Kernel for XFS
From: Greg Freemyer <freemyer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 4 Jun 2002 12:55:33 -0400
Cc: linux-xfs <linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Organization: The NorcrossGroup
Sender: owner-linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
Anthony,

The notes at 
ftp://ftp-linux.cc.gatech.edu/pub/linux/distributions/suse/people/mantel/next/kernel-source.changes
 give you some of what you are asking about.

Per the above, it is based on the 2.4.19-pre8aa1 kernel.  I believe that 
already has the XFS patches in it, so you could look into what it has.

For details, I guess you need to download the source RPM and read the specfile.

Greg
 >>  > Since you are using a SuSE distribution, have you thought about using
 >>  the
 >>  > SuSE experimental kernel from
 >>  > ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/people/mantel/next/RPM/
 >>  >
 >>  > It has all the standard SuSE patches and includes a relatively recent
 >>  XFS. 
 >>  > Possibly XFS v1.1, but I'm not sure.
 >>  >
 >>  I have the Mantel's latest kernel installed on my laptop however I'm not 
 >>  certain what it is that I have.  What I mean by that is how do I find out 
 >>  what XFS version and patch level do I have so that I can decide on patch 
 >>  upgrades?  I know it says kernel 2.4.18 however is it really 2.4.19 pre...
 >>  . 
 >>  As you can see, I'm not certain of the versions and patch levels contained
 >>  
 >>  within the Mantel stuff.  

 >>  Anthony

 >>  > FYI: The stock SuSE 8.0 kernel also has XFS support, but the ACL
 >>  handling
 >>  > is broken in such a way that xfsdump/xfsrestore don't handle ACLs
 >>  > correctly.
 >>  >
 >>  > Greg Freemyer
 >>  > Internet Engineer
 >>  > Deployment and Integration Specialist
 >>  > Compaq ASE - Tru64
 >>  > Compaq Master ASE - SAN Architect
 >>  > The Norcross Group
 >>  > www.NorcrossGroup.com
 >>  >
 >>  >  >>  Steve,
 >>  >  >>  What do you recommend that I use since the box I'm building is a
 >>  >  >>  development
 >>  >  >>  box for myself which I will be using for development purposes and
 >>  thus
 >>  >  >>  will
 >>  >  >>  be using other cvs sources from other opesource projects as well?
 >>  >  >>
 >>  >  >>  Anthony
 >>  >  >>
 >>  >  >>  > On Mon, 2002-06-03 at 13:26, Anthony W. Marino wrote:
 >>  >  >>  > > I'm building/setting-up a new server SuSE 7.3 which will
 >>  include
 >>  >  >>  > > 3ware (7810) ide raid (10 or 5) with brand new drives and most
 >>  >  >>  > > likely LVM
 >>  >  >>
 >>  >  >>  too.
 >>  >  >>
 >>  >  >>  > > Should I get the kernel from oss.sgi.com cvs
 >>  >  >>  > > (CVSROOT=":pserver:cvs@xxxxxxxxxxx:/cvs" linux-2.4-xfs) or is
 >>  >  >>  > > there another location/process that I should entertain? Also
 >>  what
 >>  >  >>  > > kernel release does the oss.sgi.com cvs sources give me?
 >>  >  >>  > >
 >>  >  >>  > > Thank You,
 >>  >  >>  > > Anthony
 >>  >  >>  >
 >>  >  >>  > Right now it gives you 2.4.19-pre9 with xfs and kdb (which you
 >>  >  >>  > probably do not care about). There are fixes in this tree which
 >>  are
 >>  >  >>  > not available anywhere else, it is the most direct link to XFS
 >>  >  >>  > development. Of course this also possibly means there are bugs in
 >>  >  >>  > this tree which are not available anywhere else.
 >>  >  >>  >
 >>  >  >>  > Steve








Greg Freemyer
Internet Engineer
Deployment and Integration Specialist
Compaq ASE - Tru64
Compaq Master ASE - SAN Architect
The Norcross Group
www.NorcrossGroup.com



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