Bug 137170 - 'Coda' module not built by default
'Coda' module not built by default
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Brian Brock
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Reported: 2004-10-26 10:11 EDT by Tim Skirvin
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-12-13 16:36:18 EST
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Description Tim Skirvin 2004-10-26 10:11:10 EDT
Description of problem:  There is no 'coda' module installed by default

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Testing on RHEL Desktop 3

How reproducible: occurs every time.

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  'modprobe coda'
Actual results:
modprobe: Can't locate module coda

Expected results:
(no result; lsmod shows it in loaded modules)

Additional info:
The kernel module should be built.
Comment 1 Ernie Petrides 2004-10-26 18:27:02 EDT
This is a feature request.  The fs/coda module is actually built,
but it is listed in the linux-modules-unsupported list.
Comment 2 Suzanne Hillman 2004-10-27 16:10:16 EDT
Internal RFE bug #137368 entered; will be considered for future releases.
Comment 4 Tim Skirvin 2004-12-13 14:06:58 EST
As there is only one way to get coda functionality - put it in the
kernel - this is much more important than "we'll do this in a future
release, maybe".  I absolutely need this functionality, and I still
want to use your kernels.  What should I do?
Comment 5 Ernie Petrides 2004-12-13 16:36:18 EST
Tim, you can install the appropriate kernel-[smp-]supported-* RPM
to get coda functionality.  We have no idea if it will work, nor
do intend to support it in future RHEL releases.
Comment 6 Tim Skirvin 2004-12-13 16:40:20 EST
Where could I find these kernels in the RedHat Network interface?

Why are you not planning on supporting this in the future?
Comment 7 Ernie Petrides 2004-12-13 17:31:01 EST
Tim, the "kernel-unsupported" RPMs simply contain modules that can be
installed in addition to the base RPMs.  For example, if you install
kernel-smp-2.4.21-20.0.1.EL as your base kernel, then you can augment
it with kernel-smp-unsupported-2.4.21-20.0.1.EL.  These are the x86 SMP
packages in the "Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 3 for x86)" RHN channel
at the moment.

As for not supporting the Coda filesystem in the future, apparently RH
Product Management doesn't feel there is enough business justification.
Comment 8 Tim Burke 2004-12-13 20:51:08 EST
Supporting a new filesystem responsibly requires a substantial
development and support effort.  For enterprise customers, they demand
support, QA, bugfixes, performance enhancements and security errata.
So we can't just throw in Coda on an "as-is" basis.

We haven't seen the business justification to warrant staffing up Coda
Comment 9 Tim Skirvin 2004-12-14 15:02:20 EST
Since it's in the 'unsupported' list, and therefore builds as well as
the kernel itself, I'm content.  Thanks.

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