Thomas Seifert <thomas.seifert@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi folks,
> thanks for that great filesystem.
> I use it in production on many system and never had any problems with it
> For the current release, is there a chance to get official 1.2-patches for
> the 2.4.20-kernel or maybe the upcoming 2.4.21?
> Or do we have to live with snapshots from CVS for it?
> Just curious about the policy on it.
Being the _official_ patch, SGI developers naturally have certain
requirements on its reliability. They have been working on version 1.2 since
before 2.4.20 was out, so they can only guarantee reliability of the patch
when applied to the kernel they developed for, i.e. 2.4.19.
I have my own question though. For 2.4.20, you can apply the xfs patch in
one of 3 ways:
- Apply the cvs snapshot from:
- Apply the weekly snapshot from:
- Manually fixing the rejects in the official 1.2 patch and applying
Provided one can actually "fix" the rejects and still end up with a usable
kernel and fs (I routinely do this for applying xfs patches after Andrew
Morton's low latency patch), which of these 3 methods yield a "more" stable
(and yet up-to-date) xfs kernel?