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Re: Updated userspace on oss.sgi.com

To: Jan-Frode Myklebust <janfrode@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Updated userspace on oss.sgi.com
From: Eric Sandeen <sandeen@xxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2004 09:48:20 -0600 (CST)
Cc: linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: <20040326153622.GB30389@ii.uib.no>
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Here's the plan for kernelspace...

There is a body of XFS code that is currently in a release
process for a couple of SGI products, and this includes
surrounding RH9 and RHEL kernels.  I plan to put that all out
on OSS as the next "formal" xfs release.  The caveats are
that the RH kernels have other changes - devfs, lbd,
kdb, etc that people may or may not want.  But, in the grand
open source tradition, you can always edit the specfile and
rebuild to your heart's content.  :)  Also, the XFS code
is not shiny new, due to the fact that it is part of a more
conservative internal release process for paying customers.
Also, bugfixes will be subject to internal release process
constraints, so last-minute changes simply won't be going
in unless they're showstoppers.

However, I think that by doing this, we'll have a couple
groups inside SGI, and the open source community, pounding
on the same body of XFS code, which should be good.

I hope to get the packages out early next week, with
further explanation of what's going on.  I think this plan
will make the most sense in an age where we now have XFS
in the core kernels from kernel.org.


On Fri, 26 Mar 2004, Jan-Frode Myklebust wrote:

> Are there any plans for updated kernel-rpms? Especially a version for
> RHEL-3 would be much appreciated. The testing/RHEL-version didn't
> boot on my systems (because of root on LVM, or maybe problems with
> devfs?), so I had to revert to ext3 on the latest fileserver I set up :(
>    -jf 

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