Alan Eldridge wrote on 8-June-2001:
->Knowing how heavily patched the RH kernels are (!!), does anyone know if
->there'd be impairment or malfunction running a stock + xfs kernel on a RH
->I guess there's really 2 separate issues: there's the big "ac-4" patch,
->which doesn't play nice with XFS, and then there's all the rest of the
->myriad bits and pieces RH has piled on.
->Anyone got any good data/opinions/wild-assed-guesss about this? I'm just
->trying to see all the options, and reducing complexity of the problem space
->is one I'd like to have.
If your question is "Does replacing RedHat's highly patched kernel
with a (later) non-patched kernel (with XFS added for fun) mean that
stuff will break?" then the answer is no: you can just slot in a
(suitably configured) later kernel.
I've done so successfully for a few years now, and for a couple of
months now with the XFS stuff from SGI.
Only caveats are the Documentation/Changes file (as you know) and the
full horror (sorry, fully scalable future) that is devfs :-)
Sorry if this is all stating-the-bleeding-obvious stuff to you,