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Re: Installer CD for XFS 1.3

To: Steve Lord <lord@xxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Installer CD for XFS 1.3
From: Aly Dharshi <aly.dharshi@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2003 14:02:01 -0600
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Hi Steve,

        I am curious why this rpm problem doesn't occur in the installer1.2 cd
with rpm version 4.2 and does occur in installer1.3, is the O_DIRECT
option turned off for that kernerl ?



> Now you have hit the bug in rpm in the 9.0 release, it attempts to
> do O_DIRECT but sends a misaligned buffer. You need to run rpm with
> the environment variable LD_ASSUME_KERNEL set to 2.2.5.
> Newer rpm packages from rpm.org do not have this problem.
> The reason this does not show in normal redhat setups is they have
> O_DIRECT turned off in the kernel. We have it enabled for XFS.
> Steve
Aly S.P Dharshi
Southern Alberta Digital Library Project
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