Simon - the RH9 kernels, where we turned O_DIRECT back on -only- for
xfs, together with the nptl patches in the RH9 kernel, seems to cause
problems with RPM - even if the RPM db is not on xfs.
FWIW, the other solution seems to be to get the latest RPMs from rpm.org
(4.2.x) which turn off O_DIRECT in the rpm source.
I still don't know what the underlying problem actually is.
On Tue, 2003-08-26 at 09:51, Simon Matter wrote:
> Hmm, can somebody explain what the patch 1300 problem is? I have built
> my own 2.4.20-20.7.XFS1.3.0 and 2.4.20-20.9.XFS1.3.0 rpms and I'm using
> the 20.7 version on RedHat 7.2 without any problem. Did I miss
> something? Is there a problem when using in on RedHat 9? Of course 20.9
> has the nptl patches so should I expect any problems which are not
> present in 20.7?
Eric Sandeen [C]XFS for Linux http://oss.sgi.com/projects/xfs
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