[lustre-discuss] State of the upstream client

E.S. Rosenberg esr+lustre at mail.hebrew.edu
Wed May 24 16:46:24 PDT 2017

On Wed, May 24, 2017 at 2:23 AM, Dilger, Andreas <andreas.dilger at intel.com>

> 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.
IIRC the version in kernel 4.1.x/4.2.x (Lustre 2.3.x) would crash the 2.8.0
>From which kernel version are we talking? (the talk sounded like kernel 4.6
but I wasn't 100% clear on it)
Is there maybe a list maintained somewhere of the kernel versions+client

Thanks and enjoy at LUG next week!

> Cheers, Andreas
> --
> Andreas Dilger
> Lustre Principal Architect
> Intel Corporation
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