On Thu, 14 Jun 2001 18:31:14 -0400,
Joseph Fannin <jhf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I've searched the archives but found no answer to this question:
>Does XFS require DevFS?
No. devfs is useful on large systems, the sort of systems that benefit
from a decent filesystem like XFS but you can build and run XFS without
> I've been completely unable to build a working kernel using either
>the RH-2.96 or egcs -- the build either fails
Fails how? Details are required.
>or gives me a kernel
>that produces random segfaults, oopsen, and fs corruption.
Sounds like the build is doing something wrong.
> Often I get oopses in rc.sysinit at about the time it tries to
>activate quota support -- do I need quota support built in?
Not sure. I have run XFS without any quota code at all and it works
but you might have a problem with /sbin/quotan. OTOH it could be a
> I'm not exactly new at building kernels, but I'm no coder, and my
>inability to build a working kernel with XFS support is frustrating me
>to say the least. Should I post ksymoops output, am I doing something
>obviously wrong, or should I provide more [detailed | organized]
>information? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Start with information about the failing build. I would not even look
at run time failures until you are sure that the build is correct.