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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2002 11:49 am    Post subject: Patches in gentoo-sources-2.4.19-r1 conflicting with XFS? Reply with quote

Many of you will have probably received the following message from the gentoo-announce mailing list. Am I getting this right, is the XFS patch conflicting with some of the patches included in the kernel? If yes, is there a workaround? Would be a pity if I couldn't use my XFS based system with the preempt/low latency kernel.

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Hi All,

I've just released a brand-new gentoo-sources kernel. Desktop users
will like this kernel because it is very very fast and include both the
lowlatency *and* preempt patches. Server people will like this kernel
because it contains a number of nice security-related patches like
grsecurity, freeswan (ipsec) and cryptoapi. Please note that this
kernel has no XFS in it. I was able to really enhance this kernel
because I didn't have the huge XFS patch to get in the way. A full
description of the patches included follows:

# INCLUDED:
# 2.4.19-pre7-ac2 (with a fix for an ACPI compile problem)
# grsecurity-1.9.4 (with a fix for NVIDIA compile problem)
# 2.4.19-pre7-low-latency
# htb2 (QoS support)
# preempt-kernel-rml-2.4.19-pre7-ac2-1.patch
# preempt-stats-rml-2.4.19-pre5-ac3-1.patch
# 1000 HZ patch
# from jp10 (http://www.infolinux.de/jp10):
# 41_twofish-2.4.3.bz2
# 50_crypto-patch-int-2.4.18.1.bz2
# 50_crypto-patch-int-2.4.18.1-1.bz2
# 51_loop-jari-2.4.16.0.bz2
# 90_freeswan-1.97.bz2
# from aa:
# 00_3.5G-address-space-4 (from Andrea Archangeli)

Best Regards,

--
Daniel Robbins <drobbins@gentoo.org>
Chief Architect/President http://www.gentoo.org
Gentoo Technologies, Inc.
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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2002 12:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Patches in gentoo-sources-2.4.19-r1 conflicting with XFS Reply with quote

rachaef wrote:
Am I getting this right, is the XFS patch conflicting with some of the patches included in the kernel? If yes, is there a workaround?


Yes, you're getting that right. Not sure if there's a work-around, but try searching the gentoo mailing list. There's been extensive discussion on the list about precisely this topic.

--kurt
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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2002 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, I should have thought of searching the mailing list myself.
Well, I'm planning on reinstalling the whole system anyway, as I screwed a few things up, so I could just switch to ext3 for the time being. I guess on a desktop machine the advantages of xfs are worth being exchanged for the preempt and low latency patches.

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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2002 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use XFS and I want to use the new kernel....I also don't want to reformat, as I have everything the way I like it now, and it is a time-consuming pain.

Has anyone had any success with a recovery disk like RIP that can convert between formats? Here's a readme for the latest:


http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/system/recovery/rip-51.readme.txt

Why couldn't I just boot this and then run, e.g.
Code:
convertfs /dev/hdaX xfs ext3

or whatever? Or am I just being naive to think that something this simple would work?
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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2002 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bob_t wrote:
Or am I just being naive to think that something this simple would work?


All you really have to do is move the data off the partition you want to reformat, reformat that partition and move the data back. Modify /etc/fstab and you should be done. It's not the easiest thing in the world, but it certainly doesn't require you to recompile all your gentoo apps.

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