[CentOS] Testing kernel and xfs/netatalk

Tue Jul 18 21:16:55 UTC 2006
James Pearson <james-p at moving-picture.com>

On 17/07/06, Alex Palenschat <alex at nssmgmt.com> wrote:
> I recently took over a x86_64 CentOS 4.0 server running an "unsupported"
> kernel. On examining the box it seems that perhaps it is because of the
> use of xfs and netatalk. I would like to update the box to 4.3. I think
> I can do away with the netatalk, but doing away with xfs would require a
> substantial amount of work.
> Questions:
> 1: In reading the archive of this list there was a post regarding the
> kernel in the Testing repo supporting xfs. Is this the case and if so,
> would it be a "bad idea" to run that kernel without essentially runnning
> a test box using all packages from the testing repo?
> 2: Does the same kernel include netatalk support? It would be easier to
> leave the netatalk in place if that were so.
> 3: Should I just bite the bullet and get rid of the xfs? I'm not sure
> what predicated the choice of filesystem in the first place.
> Any thoughts/comments would be welcome,

If you don't need netatalk, then upgrade to 4.3 and use the
kernel-module-xfs module from

This has more up to date XFS code than the centosplus "unsupported" kernel.

James Pearson