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Reiserfs support in 2.4.21 stock redhat kernel



I've just installed the latest Severn Beta, and have noticed that the compile 
kernel included in that distro kernel-2.4.21-20.1.2024.2.1.nptl doe snot have 
reiserfs support included. As I have my /home partition in resiserfs it is a 
problema for me.

As a temp solution I have installed the 2.4.20-19.9 Redhat 9 kernel which is 
compiled with reiserfs, and also installed the kernel source for the 
2.4.21-20 kernel to try to recompile reiserfs support.

Is the fact that these new stock kernels from Redhat does not support reiserfs 
a move from Redhat away from support of this fs type, or is this just a 
product of being a beta kernel (also the rawhide kernel also does not have 
reiserfs support)?

Also, what is the best way to recompile the kernel using the kernel sources?

I've tried:

* copy configs/kernel-2.4.21-i686.config to .config
* This config to my surprise already has reiserfs module support (I thought 
Redhat used this configs to do every kernel)
* then do a make rpm

The make rpm is failing due to some modules compile, such as :

make[4]: *** [libata.o] Error 1
make[4]: Leaving directory 
`/usr/src/redhat/BUILD/kernel-2.4.2120.1.2024.2.1.nptlcustom/drivers/scsi'
make[3]: *** [first_rule] Error 2
make[3]: Leaving directory 
`/usr/src/redhat/BUILD/kernel-2.4.2120.1.2024.2.1.nptlcustom/drivers/scsi'
make[2]: *** [_subdir_scsi] Error 2
make[2]: Leaving directory 
`/usr/src/redhat/BUILD/kernel-2.4.2120.1.2024.2.1.nptlcustom/drivers'
make[1]: *** [_dir_drivers] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory 
`/usr/src/redhat/BUILD/kernel-2.4.2120.1.2024.2.1.nptlcustom'
error: Bad exit status from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.56165 (%build)


RPM build errors:
    Bad exit status from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.56165 (%build)
make: *** [rpm] Error 1

By enabling and disabling certain drivers I can get around that issue (before 
it was failing due to the I2C driver, disbled that in .config and now it's 
this), but I wonder whether this is the best option, as I would presume that 
Redhat's .config and kernel source should give no issue at all...

Anyways, thanks a lot for any help,

BR, 

-- 
Eduardo Silva





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