[lustre-discuss] patchless Lustre client on ZFS

Ms. Megan Larko dobsonunit at gmail.com
Sat Jan 30 11:00:28 PST 2016

Thank you, Patrick,

I appreciate the clarification.  I wasn't sure what "patchess" really meant
in this context.


On Sat, Jan 30, 2016 at 9:19 AM, Patrick Farrell <paf at cray.com> wrote:

> No, patchless refers to not needing a patched version of the kernel
> itself.  You'll still need the Lustre client bits you noted installed (and
> they will need to be built for your particular kernel version). Also, the
> ability to use patchless clients doesn't depend on ZFS vs ldiskfs on your
> servers, it will work either way.
> - Patrick
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> Greetings,
> I have been reading that if the Lustre 2.6 server is built on ZFS then a
> patchless client may be used.  So am I understanding correctly that a
> Lustre 2.6 server on ZFS may have a client successfully mount without the
> lustre-client and lustre-client-module packages installed?
> TIA for the clarification.
> Cheers,
> megan
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