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Re: [Linux-cluster] Re: Cluster stack in RHEL 4?



On Fri, 2004-10-08 at 16:40, Axel Thimm wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 08, 2004 at 09:36:26AM -0400, Brian Stevens wrote:
> > On Wed, 2004-10-06 at 15:18, Jeff wrote:
> > > Wednesday, October 6, 2004, 2:53:26 PM, Villalovos, John L wrote:
> > > > > On Tue, 2004-10-05 at 21:08, Villalovos, John L wrote:
> > > > > > Are there any plans to try to get the cluster stack into RHEL 4?
> > > > > > Looking at the current RHEL 4 Beta I did not see it in there.
> > > > > 
> > > > > John - The GFS and HA components of the cluster stack are
> > > > > layered on RHEL 3 today, and the new versions being developed
> > > > > will be similarly layered on RHEL 4. So these are additive
> > > > > subscriptions, similar to app server, devel environment, etc.
> 
> > RHEL today actually comes in 4 flavors: desktop, workstation,
> > small server, and large server. Each has a different service
> > level agreement, costs different appropriately, etc. Things
> > like clustering were layered so you could use on top of 
> > whatever RHEL version that meets your needs.
> 
> Wouldn't it make sense to get GFS tested in RHEL4's beta programme,
> too, independent of the later product packaging?

Yes, but the schedules are tied hard together. GFS/CLVM readiness
won't hold up RHEL 4 schedule.

> At least the currently shipped RHEL4 kernel rpm needs patching to
> allow for GFS' hooks (the cluster-wide-lock patches are required).
> 
> It would be nice to see GFS in beta2 or perhaps in its own right under
> a layered beta (even w/o configuration GUIs)?

It will be a layered beta on RHEL 4, my assumption is beta 2.

brian


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