[Lustre-discuss] [wc-discuss] Lustre with ubuntu 12.04 lts?

Andreas Dilger adilger at whamcloud.com
Wed Aug 29 14:10:36 PDT 2012

On Aug 29, 2012, at 6:54 AM, sandeepreddy19.goli at gmail.com wrote:
> Hello Andreas,
> Can you please guide me in patching ubuntu 10.04 kernel with lustre patches, as i am trying to build lustre on ubuntu 10.04 server. Did you compile the source by applying the required patches?? Please help me in building it as it is very crucial for me.

Producing Lustre server patches is a considerable effort, so it is only done on a limited number of vendor kernels.  Currently we provide server patches for RHEL5 on 1.8.x/2.1.x and RHEL6 on 2.1.x and later.  There are also patches for SLES11 in the Git repo.  Sorry, we don't have server patches for Ubuntu.

It may be possible to install the RHEL kernel RPM on your Ubuntu system using "alien", but I have no idea if that works.  Alternately, you could try getting the RHEL kernel sources and compiling it using "make deb".  Again, no idea if this works.

Far better is to just install RHEL/Centos onto your Lustre servers and use Ubuntu on the clients.

Cheers, Andreas

> On Wednesday, 15 August 2012 01:53:51 UTC+5:30, Andreas Dilger wrote:
> 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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