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Re: 2.4.16 & procps

To: kaos@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Keith Owens)
Subject: Re: 2.4.16 & procps
From: Tom Schroll <ths@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2001 00:23:18 -0500 (EST)
Cc: ths@xxxxxxxxxxxx, linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <3123.1008046473@kao2.melbourne.sgi.com> from "Keith Owens" at Dec 11, 2001 03:54:33 PM
Organization: SkyMagik Internet Services
Reply-to: ths@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Sender: owner-linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
In a previous message, Keith Owens wrote:
> On Mon, 10 Dec 2001 23:41:24 -0500 (EST), 
> Tom Schroll <ths@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >Yet if I boot back to 2.4.9, /proc/sys/vm once again shows more parameters
> >(specifically the buffers parameter).
> Linus removed several VM parameters in 2.4.10-pre11, as part of the VM
> rewrite.  Not an XFS related change.

Thanks for the quick reply!  I will redirect all further output to the 
RedHat mailing list (and complaints to /dev/null)   :-)

I wasn't sure if it was an XFS-ism or not.  I did see the VM rewrite
docs...but nobody in the RedHat world seemed to know about the procps
tools...at least not enough to make an update RPM.  Probably because
RH hasn't implemented anything above 2.4.9 into their production 
release/update tree.  So I'll have to wait or get medieval on it with
a pair of pliers and a blowtorch...and compile everything myself.

Hey, does anybody have (or see the need to have) a RedHat tuned 2.4.X
kernel (> 2.4.9)?  XFS 2.4.14 and .16 are based on vanilla kernels, right?
FYI...I tried to apply the XFS patches to RedHat's RawHide kernel (2.4.16)
and several of the patches failed.  In your opinion, is it OK to use
the vanilla kernel instead of a RedHat tuned one?  I mean, I end up stripping
the kernel anyways to tune it for my webserver.  Any suggestions would
be appreciated.  Does RedHat even do that much stuff to the kernel that
is worthwhile (I'd rather ask you guys this than the RH list -- I'll likely
get flamed there...hehe)

I feel better now...and I'm going to assume that nothing is really *busted*.
I'm close to deploying two dual-1GHz SMP webserver boxes into production.  
Your XFS work is awesome.  Kudos to the XFS/Linux team!

Thanks for your help...and sorry that it turned out to be non-XFS related.

Take care,
-- Tom Schroll                     SkyMagik Internet Services
                               "Do what you will, but harm none." 
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