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Re: Official patch against 2.4.7?

To: Detlef Vollmann <dv@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Official patch against 2.4.7?
From: Steve Lord <lord@xxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2001 17:52:58 -0500
Cc: XFS list <linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx>
In-reply-to: Message from Detlef Vollmann <dv@xxxxxxxxxxx> of "Mon, 23 Jul 2001 20:42:42 -0000." <3B5C8C42.3100875D@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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> Are there any plans to release an official patch of XFS 1.0.1
> against kernel 2.4.7 in the next few weeks?
> Detlef
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Well, it depends on what you call 1.0.1 .... Almost all the changes we
have made to the development tree since the 1.0.1 release have been for
one of three things:

  1) to fix a bug
  2) to move the port forwards to the next kernel version
  3) to reduce the footprint of xfs changes in the main kernel code

Unfortunately, items 2 and 3 got very tightly intertwined with each
other which makes it difficult to move the code up to a new release
level without bringing along other changes.

So realistically speaking, all we can offer are the patches in this


There is a 2.4.7 patch called patch-2.4.7-xfs-2001-07-22.bz2

I am currently looking to two problems with this code, one of which
I am sure is present in 1.0.1, one which may not be. 

        o xfs_fsr will leave busy inodes in the filesystem, this is
          almost certainly in 1.0.1

        o raid5 filesystems have log problems - the filesystem may not
          mount without running xfs_repair first, I am about to check
          in a fix for this. If I can find the script to regen the patch
          I will push out a new version.

Now that there is another dot release we may do some more extensive testing
on it than the pre series, but given the changes I am not sure it is really
1.0.1 any more.


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