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Re: Please pay attention to RedHat 7.x, other stable linux kernels (2.4)

To: John Haverty <zeio@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Please pay attention to RedHat 7.x, other stable linux kernels (2.4) please ;p
From: Russell Cattelan <cattelan@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 18 Feb 2003 10:39:55 -0600
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So maybe you want to spend a little less time ranting.
You can help out
cvs -d :pserver:cvs@xxxxxxx:/export/burn/cvsFBSDXFS login
password: cvs
cvs -d :pserver:cvs@xxxxxxx:/export/burn/cvsFBSDXFS co XFS

(note this port is not sponsored by SGI)
which is why it going very very slowly.

On Tue, 2003-02-18 at 03:57, John Haverty wrote:
> Christoph Hellwig <hch@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >Given your detailed analysis of different Red Hat versions you might
> >have noticed that the 7.x and 8.0 errata kernels differ only the
> >version string and the conmpiler usded for building..
> I was referring to broken c libraries and broken compilers, and a strange 
> fetish by the vendor to up versions of things that should be upped 
> conservatively and never revving some important things. I have run into a 
> few applications, including 'our own' that do not run properly on RedHat 8.
> >The XFS code is freely available - port it to FreeBSD if you think it's 
> >worth the effort.  I doubt my employer (SGI) is interested in wasting it's 
> >time for something like that
> >(note that this is not an official statement,
> >just an educated guess)
> FreeBSD, waste of time? Hardly. FreeBSD is, for example, the basis for 
> JunOS, a military grade piece of iron that runs the best routers on earth, 
> so I hardly think of FreeBSD as a waste. Plus, FreeBSD is a meritocracy, 
> well documented, coherent. One who works for a real unix vendor, such as 
> SGI->Irix, should have an appreciation of FreeBSD. It's fine wine in the 
> sour world of Linux. ;p
> I think I'll pay attention to Seth Moss' efforts @
> http://iserv.nl/files/xfs/2.4.18-24/
> It looks to be just what I need. I hope he continues with the effort. It's 
> much appreciated.
> I also think it's sad that RedHat hasn't chosen excellence for its 
> customers. XFS is the best filesystem for Linux, and they keep pushing other 
> inferior alternatives. Thanks for working against them on this :)
> I would also like to point out that RedHat 8 is officially a desktop OS, and 
> the vendor, who I deal with (and am seeking alternatives to because of this) 
> is basically telling me, a paying customer this:
> You will no longer be able to get free "server" renditions of RedHat. You 
> have to buy Advanced Server. Also note that Advanced Server has no publicly 
> available RPMS in binary form.  It's all very frustrating and needless to 
> say I am an upset RedHat user and hearken back to the days of really die 
> hard support for RedHat. (RedHat 7.0 and below "die" in March this year, and 
> 7.1-7.3 die in December.)
> Thanks again anyone working on XFS for Linux, its great ;p
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