[Lustre-discuss] Lustre on Debian

Guy Coates gmpc at sanger.ac.uk
Mon Apr 2 01:03:41 PDT 2012

On 01/04/12 15:08, Mario Benitez wrote:
> Hi guys,
> I'm trying to set up Luster on Debian (server & clients). Any hints out
> there?

Hi Mario,

It can be done, but be prepared to jump through a few hoops for the
server side.

Client side is pretty straight forward;

make debs

should give you some userspace debs and a module-assistant package for
the client kernel modules.

The simplest thing to do for server kernel & modules  is to grab the
redhat kernel sources and use those to build the server kernel, as
detailed here.


I could not get the rpmbuild -bp step to work correctly using rpm under
debian (although I didn't try very hard), so you might want to do that
on a centos machine.

Once you've patched the kernel you can generate a deb with make-kpkg.
I am not sure whether the debian build targets can cope with the server
modules at the moment; you might have to install those by hand...



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