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Re: re[4]: Which Kernel for XFS

To: Greg Freemyer <freemyer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: re[4]: Which Kernel for XFS
From: "Anthony W. Marino" <anthony@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 4 Jun 2002 15:14:52 -0400
Cc: linux-xfs <linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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Greg,
Are there any advantages to me using the Mantel/SuSE kernel over the latest 
sources from sgi?

Thanks,
Anthon

> Anthony,
>
> The notes at
> ftp://ftp-linux.cc.gatech.edu/pub/linux/distributions/suse/people/mantel/ne
>xt/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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