At 21:41 14-6-2001 -0600, michael wrote:
devfs is definitely not reuired--in fact, it's the 1st thing i disable
through lilo since I have not spent the time to try to get it to work with
any software or hardware RAID devices (by default, it does not recognize
software or compaq raid devices).
For desktops you are better of at the moment :-)
The best success I've had so far is to use the release 1 xfs iso for the
redhat 7.1 install ( 2.4.2-SGI_XFS_1.0 ). I've had all kinds of trouble
trying to get the latest 2.4.5,2.4.6-pre versions to work--xfs installs
ok, just other problems cause random freezes and the system hangs. Once
the system hangs, I have seen a lot of files on the XFS partitions get
zeroed out, or contain binary all throughout them--however, I don't think
XFS is to blame for that--just open, half written files when the kernels
hard freeze on me.
This sounds like a kernel compiled with gcc 2.96. The symptoms match.
I think I'll add this to the FAQ.
Now I face the task that the 2.4.2 cciss (compaq raid) has a serious
memory leak, so I'm back to trying a recent xfs and 2.4.6 kernel.
Something is broken in the CVS at the moment. Don't know what yet.
Good luck--I need it too.
Here is some extra, good luck 2
Every program has two purposes one for which
it was written and another for which it wasn't
I use the last kind.