I have mirrored the 2.4 kernel

Jeffrey B. Ferland autocracy at linuxfreemail.com
Sun Jan 7 11:50:28 PST 2001


Gerard Beekmans wrote:
> 
> > Resierfs and Alan Cox's patches to linux-2.4.0 just don't live together.
> > I mean, there are conficts in 2 places in fs.h.
> > It is not some-obscure-freakin'-MFM-PC-XT. It is fs.h.
> > So I decided on using reiserfs patch only ( for now ).
> > Having done so, I noticed when the system goes down / reboots,
> > I see bunch of messages about failed write on ro filesystem
> > ( I have reiserfs as the root fs ).
> > Any similar experience ?
> 
> Same ones here. Ok here's the deal:
> 
> get kernel-2.4
> apply the ac2 patch
> apply the reiserfs patch
> the patch will mostly work, just at the end you will see that one hunk
> regarding fs.h failed
> 
> Igore it for now. Just start building a kenrel. You'll get errors about
> redefinitions in the fs.h file. When you get the error, edit fs.h, go to the
> line where it said "first defined here" and remove the functions there (in
> total there are 3 to be removed).
> 
> Not the cleanest way but the way that works. After that I unpacked a second
> kernel-2.4 + the ac2 patch and ran a diff on the fs.h files and I updated the
> reiserfs patch and updated the fs.h section in reiserfs patch

I've got an idea - why not just make a reiserfs+ac2 patch and distribute that
Gerard? I'd do it myself, but I don't have those two patches, or any use for
them right now...

-Jeff
SIG: HUP

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