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Re: XFS as a module for RH AS or ES

To: Nicholas Wourms <nwourms@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: XFS as a module for RH AS or ES
From: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2003 14:24:26 -0500 (CDT)
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Nicholas - 

Any idea if they stripped just fs/xfs, or all of the xfs support
infrastructure?  (which is really not that much anymore).

Having an "xfs-ready" kernel would be a very nice thing, you could then
just load the module into it, even if they rm -rf'd fs/xfs.


On Wed, 25 Jun 2003, Nicholas Wourms wrote:

> Seth Mos wrote:
> [SNIP]
> > We bought the basic ES product for $350 only to find that it doesn't 
> > support the raid controller in the new server it is supposed to be 
> > installed on. Yay. Red Hat says that the machine is not listed in their 
> > hardware compatability list and as such will not do anything with the 
> > support call. To make it even sillier, the driver for the raid 
> > controller in question is in the rpm but not available during installer 
> > time... aaarrrgh.
> Hi Seth,
> I spoke with Rik van Riel the other day regarding an enterprise kernel 
> beta I found on rawhide and he said the 2.4.2{0|1} version of the Red 
> Hat enteprise kernel should be going into "official" freeze any day now. 
>   Based on that, he predicts that a formal release of that kernel should 
> happen soon (mid July?) (I'm assuming a new version of the AS/ES product 
> will be released as well).  Unfortunately, while it uses the more 
> current -rc-ac patchset (which had xfs support), apparently they 
> stripped the xfs bits from it.  Still, it should be better then screwing 
> around with 2.4.9 :-).  Perhaps you might want to e-mail him and express 
> interest in helping to get xfs support into anaconda (since xfs is 
> pretty popular in the enterprise).
> Cheers,
> Nicholas

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