> On Fri, Aug 22, 2014 at 8:00 PM, Simmons, James A.
>> is there any chance I can compile Lustre client 2.4.3 on Ubuntu 14.04
>> Trusty or am I fighting with the wind?
> If the kernel is newer than 3.10 then no. You will need a 2.6 client in that case.
...or you backport the patches for the support of the latest kernels.
Trusty comes with a 3.13 based kernel, and depending on how much the
Ubuntu maintainers already have backported, you might have to look at
the support for 3.14 as well.
A good starting point would be to look at LU-3675, LU-3974, LU-4416,
LU-4993, and the related issues cross-linked there.
If your aim is to build the client only, you will be able to reduce the
patch set to a subset of code which is needed by the client, but
admittedly, given the number of cross-linked issues this looks like
really a lot of work.
Using the 2.6 client would probably much easier. However,
guarantees interoperability only with the latest 2.5.x release. On the
other hand, it has often been said that other combinations may work but
simply haven't been tested systematically.
But wait, doesn't the linux kernel ship with a lustre client since 3.11?
Does anyone have experiences with that one?