Andrew Klaassen wrote:
> ...Do not use this patch unless you are willing stay
> up-to-date with "current".
Ok, I should change that. You _can_ use it, but the only reason you
might want to use it is to seed a CVS tree.
> As I understand it from reading earlier mail on the subject, the
> -cvs- patches are just snapshots of the CVS tree taken every
> once in a while, with no testing, etc.
Any patch not under a Release-*/ directory should be considered an
untested snapshot. In reality, we test things before we check them in,
but nowhere near the testing a release is subjected to.
> ...Patches to take a vanilla linux 2.4.x tree to an xfs
> capable kernel.
> But what does "an xfs capable kernel" mean in this case?
It means a kernel which contains code in fs/xfs...
> Do the
> patches produce a kernel with XFS-1.0.1?
> Or do they incorporate
> fixes that have occured since then (which is what I want)?
Yes, XFS fixes as well as base kernel updates.
To back up a bit, kernel code in patch-2.4.x-xfs-cvs-<date>.bz2 and
patch-2.4.x-xfs-<date>.bz2 is identical - the -cvs- version has all the
cvs version information, as well as command source tree.
Eric Sandeen XFS for Linux http://oss.sgi.com/projects/xfs
sandeen@xxxxxxx SGI, Inc.