Sure. Vanilla kernels should work in that range if that is acceptable.

On 1/12/17, 6:28 AM, "E.S. Rosenberg" <> wrote:

We build our own kernels from vanilla with some extra flavors, our clients currently run kernel 4.2.8 (+patch for COW and other additions).
On our clients we aren't running RHEL but afaik it should be possible to compile your own vanilla kernel for RHEL just like it is possible to compile it for other distros and since that is possible there should be no issue running a Lustre 2.8 client on RHEL 7.3 or on any other distro that allows your own kernel.


On Thu, Jan 12, 2017 at 4:08 PM, Jones, Peter A <> wrote:

Are you talking vanilla kernels or Red Hat kernel? Red Hat can sometimes include something from a more current kernel than their baseline that needs to be adapted to and I think that is what Andreas is suggesting happened with RHEL 7.3. Or have you tried it and found otherwise ?

On 1/12/17, 6:02 AM, "HPDD-discuss on behalf of E.S. Rosenberg" < on behalf of> wrote:

Normally I don't contradict, but he's asking about the client as far as I understand.

The client can be built from source for any kernel* up to 4.2 (lustre 2.8) and Lustre 2.9 I believe was patched to work with newer kernels but we haven't tested yet.

* not quite any, you probably need at least kernel 2.6.X but that is still almost any kernel released in the past few years.


On Thu, Jan 12, 2017 at 6:56 AM, Dilger, Andreas <> wrote:

The Lustre 2.8.0 release was only built with CentOS 7.2, and AFAIK there are a number of patches needed to build against CentOS 7.3 which are included in the Lustre 2.9.0 release.


Cheers, Andreas


Andreas Dilger

Lustre Principal Architect

Intel High Performance Data Division


On 2017/01/11, 19:50, "HPDD-discuss on behalf of Jen-Chang Chen" < on behalf of> wrote:


Hi Lustre experts

I was wondering the possibility to build lustre client of version 2.8.0 with CentOS 7.3 3.10.0-514.2.2.el7.x86_64 from the SRPM of

Somehow there are some modifications in the kernel source. Just like the report on the mail archive (see below).


Could we build the rpm files of lustre client 2.8.0 with git source successfully?

I try the SRPM of lustre 2.9.0 with CentOS 7.3.1611. It works.  

Thanks in advances.


Best regards,

James J.-C. CHEN (Ph.D)

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