[Lustre-discuss] Lustre with ubuntu 12.04 lts?

Andreas Dilger adilger at whamcloud.com
Tue Aug 14 13:23:51 PDT 2012

On 2012-08-14, at 10:52 AM, Jason Brooks wrote:
> I have a series of client systems which are running ubuntu 10.04 LTS, and lustre 1.8.  I have been asked to look into ubuntu 12.04.  The first thing I noticed though is that this version of ubuntu uses kernel version 3.x.  
> I expect I can always backport to kernel 2.6.x, but it begs the question: will the lustre kernel modules load in kernel 3.x?

The current Lustre master branch at Whamcloud has patches (landed or in progress) that allow client modules to compile against 3.x kernels.  I believe all of the 3.0 kernel patches are landed, and there are 3.1 - 3.3 patches under review.

I don't think there has been any testing reports for Ubuntu 12 yet, so I suspect you'll have to make some improvements to the "make debs" target for newer changes in the Debian/Ubuntu build system.  Progress reports and patches (as needed) are of course appreciated.

Cheers, Andreas
Andreas Dilger                       Whamcloud, Inc.
Principal Lustre Engineer            http://www.whamcloud.com/

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