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

Karanbir Singh mail-lists at karan.org
Thu Nov 24 13:57:46 UTC 2005

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 
>> kernel.
>> 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.

Anyway, you need to poke the installer as well, it does not support xfs 
even if the installer kernel + images have xfs support available.

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

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