[Lustre-discuss] Patchless server

Mag Gam magawake at gmail.com
Fri Oct 10 22:01:21 PDT 2008

so, when is this available?

On Fri, Oct 10, 2008 at 11:28 PM, Brian J. Murrell
<Brian.Murrell at sun.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-10-10 at 22:06 -0500, Troy Benjegerdes wrote:
>> I appreciate the effort ;)
> :-)
>> I went through the process of installing on Debian a month or two ago.
>> It seems to work relatively well.
> Good to hear.
>> All this effort in packaging and QA problems
> I wondering what QA problems you are referring to.
>> seems to kinda be something
>> that would just go away with a patchless server though.
> True enough, some amount of packaging effort would go away with
> patchless server support.  Patchless server support doesn't really do
> anything to make QA any easier though.
> But ultimately, at least currently, a patchless server would have a
> significant performance impact.  Most of our customers, as much as they
> would like a patchless server, appreciate the performance gains that can
> be made for the patched kernel (on what should be a dedicated server
> anyway).
>> Which I think
>> leads back to having good documentation on what each patch in the set is
>> for,
> Sure.  In an ideal world where there were no resource limitations.
>> and what issues it has in getting merged into upstream kernel.org.
> You can probably dig into lkml for that.  Rest assured, we have tried,
> more than once in the past from what I understand and were met with and
> tried to work through various objections each time.  I won't attempt to
> even give opinions on why those attempts were blocked as I was not at
> all involved in the effort.  But we've been there and done that.
> b.
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