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Re: XFS1.2-pre2 (or 3) in Dell HW

To: Seth Mos <knuffie@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: XFS1.2-pre2 (or 3) in Dell HW
From: Austin Gonyou <austin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 08 Nov 2002 13:02:43 -0600
Cc: Benito Venegas <venevene@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
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On Fri, 2002-11-08 at 01:40, Seth Mos wrote:
> At 22:42 7-11-2002 -0500, Benito Venegas wrote:
> >Seth, XFS Team:
> >
> >Any idea if current kernels in oss.sgi.com:
> >
> >kernel-2.4.18-17SGI_XFS_1.2pre3
> >kernel-2.4.19-SGI_XFS_1.2pre3
> >
> >Are stable working with PE2450 with QLogic QLA2200, and working as NFS
> >server too?
> Since you especially mention the QLA2200. Be very careful about kernel 
> upgrades. I have seen lot's of trouble on linux-poweredge with repect to
> this controller. Test very carefully and have backups.
> 
> The only kernel that is a bit safe in this respect is the RH based
> kernel since that one has patched drivers.

2.4.18-17 sgi kernel is RH's kernel with XFS patches, isn't it? What
patched drivers are you referring to anyway?
 
> I have not been able to test any of the prereleases yet in any of the 
> selfcompiled versions as these hang on my PE1300 testbox.


> >We need to do an update to our servers. I don;t have any server to
> "play"
> >now, so I'll need to take my decision based in your feedback "boys".
> 
> You can try the RH kernel. It has the best chance to just work.

Dell recommends you use the Qlogic drivers on their site, or the similar
versions from qlogic.com. Not the RH one's however. 

> >Also, I have several servers PE2550, 4200, 6300, 6400, 750N.
> 
> I don't have any production boxes yet that are running a 1.2pre release 
> since I can't get it to even boot on my testbox.



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