[PVFS2-users] PVFS2 and kernel 2.4.18?
pcarns at wastedcycles.org
Fri Apr 8 00:21:56 EDT 2005
I agree w/ Rob that you should update the kernel as far as you can with
RedHat updates if you have to stick with the 7.3 install.
If you do have to keep the existing kernel for some reason, though, some
varieties of redhat patched 2.4.18 kernels will actually work if they
expose the "get_user_pages" symbol. Try this to see if you've got it:
cat /proc/ksyms |grep get_user_p
Robert Latham wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 07, 2005 at 08:23:35PM +0000, John Paris wrote:
>>I've finally convinced my company that we need to run PVFS2 and am excited
>>about trying it out.
>>We have some old RedHat 7.3 boxes running the 2.4.18 kernel and would like
>>to run PVFS2 client software on them without upgrading the kernel. Is this
> Hi John
> I would strongly encourage you to apply all redhat updates to 7.3
> ( https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/rh73-errata.html has the full list)
> which will give you a redhat-provided 2.4.20 kernel. I'm pretty sure
> we'll compile against that kernel. You still have to upgrade the
> kernel, but at least it's a nice distro-provided upgrade path.
>>I know that officially the PVFS2 client software works for kernel 2.4.19+,
>>but am hoping someone can tell me if it works with kernel 2.4.18. If PVFS
>>really required kernel 2.4.19, can anyone tell me what specific difference
> I'm afraid I don't know the specific missing routines. NeillM or
> Murali might chime in with more information.
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