[Linux-cluster] GFS on fedora

Fabio M. Di Nitto fdinitto at redhat.com
Tue May 13 04:52:13 UTC 2008

Hi guys,

On Sun, 11 May 2008, Gordan Bobic wrote:

> Oliveiros Cristina wrote:
>> According to what yum list said,
>> There is no way to install it through rpms, is my understanding correct?
> Yes, that's the size of it. GFS1 simply doesn't ship with FC6+

There are a few reasons why GFS1 is not in Fedora anylonger.

The first and most important one:


Fedora does not allow external kernel modules anylonger. GFS1 will never 
be upstream.

In order to run GFS1, a patch to the main kernel is required, and this 
patch will never be included upstream either. That makes it basically 
impossible for us to maintain a separate rpm repository to provide GFS1 
without duplicating a lot of work in maintain an external kernel.


I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse.

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