On Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 10:14:24AM +1100, Dave Chinner wrote:
> > For various technical reasons, I cannot move to a
> > later kernel, but it would be great if I can build the latest xfs modules
> > and xfs support code for 2.6.23. Does anybody know if this is possible, and
> > if it is possible, will it work reliably?
> The kernel code is not so simple. Indeed, if you're not a kernel
> programmer and familiar with the XFS code, then I'd put it in the
> impossible basket. It'll take at least 3 months to do the backport
> and adequately test it for production use, and that's if you pay an
> expert to do it.
> It's far, far simpler to just upgrade your machines to a more recent
> distribution that it is to backport code to kernels that old....
Indeed. If you insist on an old kernel version with a semi recent XFS
please get a RHEL/Centos 5 kernel. That one is actually labelled 2.6.18
but contains many fixes and updated components, including a relatively
new XFS codebase.