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Re: Kernel 2.4.3 & ext3 patchable?



Stephen C. Tweedie (sct redhat com) said:

> Hi,
> 
> On Wed, Jun 05, 2002 at 02:43:57PM +0100, Nigel Metheringham wrote:
> > On Tue, 2002-06-04 at 01:33, Mike Snitzer wrote:
> > > I am in a situation where I absolutely need to run a redhat 2.4.2-2 kernel
> > > because of other hardware/system requirements depending solely on 2.4.2-2.
> > 
> > If you mean the hardware suppliers have given you binary modules and
> > won't update, then you have bigger problems than ext3 can fix.
> 
> If that's the problem, there may be workarounds --- it may be possible
> to run the fs on a separate machine entirely, exporting it over NFS,
> for example.

thanks for your insight; but as it turns out the binary only module that
tivoli provides for sanergy is not SMPsafe under 2.4; which kills us more
than anything.

btw, I'm about 95% of the way done with backporting ext3 to redhat
2.4.2-2; I just need to add prefetch() (required by fs/buffer.c)..  but in
that we won't even be using this kernel at all; I'm probably not going to
finish the backport right now; as I have more important things to do.

Mike 





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