Shortly after the message anouncing the release of the 2.4.2 code with
the XFS patches on the CVS server I logged in to the CVS server and
grabbed a copy. I performed the update as per the syntax below and I
did get lots of output so something was happening. I admit to being
something of a novice with CVS (nothing to be ashamed of really) but
that might suggest there was something to update. My intention here is
to be helpful though so don't take my comments as being smug wise cracks.
I was genuiunely interested in helping the person who was having problems
compiling the kernel.
From: owner-linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx]On
Behalf Of Russell Cattelan
Sent: Monday, February 26, 2001 11:03 AM
To: Juan Casero
Cc: james rich; linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: building 2.4.2 (with XFS) fails
Juan Casero wrote:
> It's hard to understand why you are having this problem. I have not seen
> like it
> although I will say that there were a couple of occassions a few days ago
> of the previous kernel source from the SGI CVS server did fail on my box.
> if the error was like yours though. On a much happier note I will say
that I was
> able to
> compile the code for the 2.4.2 kernel source that I downloaded from their
> One thing you might be failing to do is update your cvs tree. Make sure
> the following
> commands to get the source tree
> $ cvs -z3 checkout linux-2.4-xfs
> $ cvs -z3 update -d
> It is important that you not forget the second of the two commands above.
> relatively new to using CVS so I can't explain why but I am almost certain
> is absolutely important for getting the latest source code.
There should be no reason a 'cvs update' should be run immediately after a
If anybody has run that shows cvs update in this case producing output
let me know.
> Good Luck....
> Juan Casero
> james rich wrote:
> > On Sat, 24 Feb 2001, Juan Casero wrote:
> > > The messages below seem to indicate there are some references in
> > > functions that have not been defined. These kinds of errors usually
> > > the link stage of a compilation. Instead of patching a stock kernel
> > >
> > > instructions available at oss.sgi.com/projects/xfs to login to their
> > > server
> > > and download the source code that way. After that you can make a sym
> > > /usr/src/linux-2.4-xfs/linux <-- /usr/src/linux and then recompile the
> > > I am pretty sure you'll have no problems getting it to build.
> > This occurred after pulling the CVS tree last night and tried it again
> > this morning. I'l' try deleting my entire tree and do the CVS pull
> > (takes a *long* time over my modem :( ).
> > James Rich
> > james.rich@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Digital Elves inc. -- Currently on loan to SGI
Linux XFS core developer.