[CentOS-devel] New XFS code for the CentOS-4 Kernel from SGI

Karanbir Singh mail-lists at karan.org
Thu Nov 24 13:30:19 UTC 2005

James Pearson wrote:
>> NOTE:  This will not run currently with the CentOS Plus kernel, as XFS
>> is already compiled as a module on that kernel.
>> After some testing here (if all goes well), a new CentOS Plus kernel
>> w/out XFS will be compiled and this code will also be moved (with
>> instructions) to the CentOSPLus repo.
> 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'.

As we work to bring in more options like this - I am going to vote for 
seperate rpms' for each, allowing people to pick and choose what they 
need - and be able to use that functionality on a stock stable distro 

just my thoughts.

Karanbir Singh : http://www.karan.org/ : 2522219 at icq

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