On Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 2:11 AM, Drokin, Oleg <oleg.drokin(a)intel.com> wrote:
On Jan 27, 2015, at 9:39 AM, E.S. Rosenberg wrote:
> Is anyone using a swapfile stored on lustre, I did quick attempt and got
> "kernel: swapon: swapfile has holes"
> error, however a naggle discussion from the days of lustre 1.6.x seems
> to suggest that at one time it was supported…..
I believe lloop device is geared towards being used as a swap file instead
It's small overhead and should work much better for that.
> Another question:
> To what extent does lustre in the staging tree of the kernel change
> from release to release, we are currently using kernel 3.17 + lustre
> 2.5.3 (on clients) at the moment we are not likely to upgrade the
> kernel for a while unless we run into big errors or have issues/needs
> with other programs that indicate a newer kernel but I am curious how
> much (if any) gain there is from upgrading regularly…
Currently staging tree lustre client is stuck somewhere close to 2.5.0 +
No new features are going to be accepted from us by staging tree
maintainer, but we try
to feed fixes from our tree upstream.
What does that mean, it's frozen at 2.5.0? what about all the fixes up to
2.5.3? Is there no god cooperation between the maintainer and the lustre
If you do not have any significant issues, there's no rush to
update it, I
Ok, we're happy for now.