Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 327471
XFS on ia64 architecture should be available without bootswitches
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:48 EST
Just a change request, not a bug. I think, that XFS filesystem should be
available per default on ia64 architecture, without adding boot-switches. Yes,
XFS is not officially supported by RH, but that's bad for SGI. :-(
Any reason why not to do this?
The RHEL5 kernel doesn't even include the xfs kernel module. Also, even if it
were, it's not supported and exposing things of that nature in the installer
which aren't supported isn't desirable.
Jeremy, you knew, that this question will come: Why isn't it supported? Is XFS
something that isn't in upstream kernel or what?
As has been stated on many, many occasions, the decision to support something in
Red Hat Enterprise Linux is based on a variety of factors including being able
to fix problems encountered by customers. Filesystems are pretty expensive in
this respect and so we limit what we support.
If you want to campaign for more being supported, bugzilla is not the place for
it. Instead, you should work it through support and/or your sales representative.
Jeremy, I totally agree. It's not the best place to discus that, but I wanted to
know if there are any *technical* reasons. Well so far, I don't see any; It's
politics... There are SGI engineer sitting at RH who could take care about XFS
and fixing problems.
However, I'll try to *campaign* as you call it, in other places as well :-)