[CentOS] Re: NFS filesystem recommendations please (and problems with XFS)

Kay Diederichs kay.diederichs at uni-konstanz.de
Mon Jul 23 08:20:12 UTC 2007

Johnny Hughes wrote:
> Patrick - South Valley Internet wrote:
>> I see it just fine.  Do I need to install the kernel from the plus repos
>> as well?
>> Patrick
>> Akemi Yagi wrote:
>>>> I do that, then when I reboot I still get the:
>>>> mount: fs type xfs not supported by kernel
>>>> Any ideas what's going on?
>>>> Patrick
>>>> P.S.
>>>> The command I was using to install was:
>>>> yum --enablerepo=centosplus install kernel-module-xfs
>>>> Do I need to issue any other commands as well?
>>> The command looks ok.  Did you see it installed?  Do a :
>>> rpm -qa | grep kernel
>>> to confirm you have it.
> You just need to pick the kmod-xfs (or kernel-module-xfs) module for
> your running kernel.
> uname -a will tell you the kernel, install the kernel module that
> matches that one exactly.
> You do not need the plus kernel for XFS.

I wanted to try XFS with the normal kernel but I get:

[root at turn29 ESRF]# uname -a
Linux turn29.biologie.uni-konstanz.de 2.6.18-8.1.8.el5 #1 SMP Tue Jul 10 
06:39:17 EDT 2007 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
[root at turn29 ESRF]# yum  --enablerepo=centosplus install kmod-xfs.x86_64
Loading "protectbase" plugin
Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Setting up Install Process
Setting up repositories
Reading repository metadata in from local files
59 packages excluded due to repository protections
Parsing package install arguments
Resolving Dependencies
--> Populating transaction set with selected packages. Please wait.
---> Package kmod-xfs.x86_64 0:0.4- set to be 
--> Running transaction check
--> Processing Dependency: kernel-x86_64 = 2.6.18-8.1.8.el5.centos.plus for 
package: kmod-xfs
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Error: Missing Dependency: kernel-x86_64 = 2.6.18-8.1.8.el5.centos.plus is 
needed by package kmod-xfs

So it appears like it _does_ need the plus kernel. Or am I doing anything wrong 



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