[lustre-discuss] State of the upstream client

Dilger, Andreas andreas.dilger at intel.com
Tue May 23 16:23:24 PDT 2017

On May 23, 2017, at 11:15, E.S. Rosenberg <esr+lustre at mail.hebrew.edu> wrote:
> Hi all,
> So I may be asking for something that will anyhow be dealt with at LUG 2017 but I actually would like to know.
> At LUG 2016 there was a talk that sounded very hopeful that the upstream version of lustre was taking leaps and bounds to being in sync with the main Lustre project.
> Where are we now on this?
> We switched away from upstream due to its' instabilities and incompatibility with Lustre 2.8.0 servers but will soon be building new kernels, obviously we'll be testing either way but I do need to decide whether its' even worth testing.

James Simmons is the expert here, but AFAIK the upstream client is updated to 2.8.5x or so, which means it is getting a lot of the bugfixes from master, and also the features.  So, I'd say it is likely worthwhile to look at again, if 2.8.0 support was preventing you from trying it before.

Cheers, Andreas
Andreas Dilger
Lustre Principal Architect
Intel Corporation

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