On Jul 28, 2013, at 10:38 PM, Keith Keller <kkeller@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> On 2013-07-29, Dave Chinner <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> The "version" of XFS that you are running is that of the
>> kernel you are running. i.e. 2.6.32-279.x.y or 2.6.32-358.x.y.
> Can't you fairly easily replace a kernel module with a different version
> using something like DKMS? I feel like I did that with xfs a few months
> ago. If accurate, then it's theoretically possible to run a different
> version of the xfs kernel module than the running kernel version. (And
> if I'm misremembering then there really is no spoon!)
In general, no. There are a lot of moving parts that interface with the
filesystem - one does not simply drop fs/xfs from, say, kernel 3.2 into a
Ninjas like Dave can do it for an enterprise distro kernel if it benefits
customers, but the back porting and testing is very much a nontrivial task.
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