Bill Kendall wrote:
Dean Roehrich wrote:
On Fri, Aug 04, 2006 at 10:36:37AM -0500, Russell Cattelan wrote:
I appears as if the Hsm routines are only used if the -a flag is
given to xfsdump.
(dump DMF dualstate files as offline)
If use of -a causes xfsdump to fail then that may be sufficient.
Then what? Each user (admittedly, this is a small number) has to rebuild
xfsdump locally, and then do so every time their package manager grabs
an updated xfsdump?
Well... if you're using SLES or ProPack or whatever, -a will work fine, when you
get updates from your dmapi-supporting distro it will continue to work fine...
But if you're using fedora or whatnot, -a will return a (hopefully helpful)
error message and quit, and if you -really- want to use dmapi, you'll have to
build a custom kernel and dmapi userspace anyway. Rebuilding xfsprogs to go
with it doesn't seem like too big a deal... In such a scenario you'd tell your
package manager to exclude both kernel & xfsprogs.
Anyway, other proposals also seem reasonable, so I won't push this point too