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SubjectRe: XFS and Alan kernel tree
On Wed, Jun 13, 2001 at 09:03:16AM +1000, Keith Owens wrote:
> On Wed, 13 Jun 2001 08:25:52 +1000,
> Daniel Stone <> wrote:
> >On Sat, May 05, 2001 at 11:08:16PM +0200, Daniel Podlejski wrote:
> >> I merge XFS witch Alan tree (2.4.4-ac5). It's seems to be stable.
> >> Patch against Alan tree is avaliable at:
> >
> >Hi Daniel,
> >I've got a KDB patch against a relatively recent 2.4.5-ac6, but are you
> >still continuing your porting effort to the -ac series?
> kdb v1.8-2.4.5-ac6 works for -ac6 through -ac13. None of the changes
> in that series affect kdb.
> There have been some significant changes to page I/O handling in
> 2.4.6-pre[12] which are reflected in the XFS CVS tree. -ac13 is still
> using the old page_launder() code which is not as clean. In addition
> kdb for Linus's and AC's trees has diverged quite a bit because of the
> console and NMI cleanup in -ac. Fitting XFS from CVS into -ac13 will
> be very nasty, you might want to wait until AC syncs to Linus's kernel
> or Linus takes some of the -ac changes.

Hmm, I've got Rik's page_launder patch which was posted to lkml a couple of
days ago, and hand-hacked that into ac. I got the CVS tree and manually
hacked out 2.4.6-pre2, but with 22 different files with rejects when I tried
to put -ac in, I just gave up.


Daniel Stone <> <>
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