[CentOS-devel] New XFS code for the CentOS-4 Kernel from SGI
james-p at moving-picture.com
Thu Nov 24 14:14:03 UTC 2005
Karanbir Singh wrote:
> James Pearson wrote:
>>>> I would personally prefer if this XFS code could be merged into the
>>>> CentOS Plus kernel. Having it as a separate RPM is a bit messy.
>>> If you work back, the number of different options that are available,
>>> its better to have individual rpm's that complement a standard stable
>>> Elaborating : there are a few dozen options enabled with the
>>> centosplus kernel, in the event that any one of those creates a
>>> problem for your setup - you have an unusalbe xfs setup. Having an
>>> individual rpm ensures you dont carry the extra baggage of these
>>> other options with you.
>>> Anyway, yum should handle dep's for you, there is no reason why an
>>> rpm that complements the kernel should be 'messy'.
>> Might be OK for most 'extras' - but not a file system that could be
>> used at install time ... OK, you have to rebuild the installer with
>> the CentOS Plus kernel to get to this stage, but this becomes more
>> difficult if XFS isn't part of the installer kernel.
> There is no reason why you could not use the XFS rpm to build an
> installer image.
This is the messy bit - you would have to modify anaconda to use the XFS
rpm - modifying anaconda is not for the faint hearted. Or, create a
'driver disk' with the XFS modules - again messy.
> Anyway, you need to poke the installer as well, it does not support xfs
> even if the installer kernel + images have xfs support available.
You can - just add 'xfs' to the installer boot command line.
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