Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 77029
Editing kernel spec file for ext3 gives failed hunk errors
Last modified: 2008-08-01 12:22:52 EDT
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Description of problem:
I edited the spec file for kernel-2.2.22-6.2.2.src.rpm to enable ext3 and got
this failed hunk error when doing rpm -ba kernel-2.2.spec.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Find in kernel-2.2.22-6.2.2 spec file:
%define ext3 0
%define ext3 1
2. Save file
3. Run rpm -ba kernel-2.2.spec
Actual Results: + echo Patch #190 (linux-2.2.17-ext3.patch):
Patch #190 (linux-2.2.17-ext3.patch):
+ patch -p1 -s
2 out of 22 hunks FAILED -- saving rejects to fs/buffer.c.rej
2 out of 9 hunks FAILED -- saving rejects to include/linux/fs.h.rej
Bad exit status from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.44938 (%prep)
Expected Results: To build a new kernel rpm
I got this to work by removing patches 55, 165 & 401. (linux-2.2.19-raid.patch,
linux-2.2.17-scsi-exports.patch, linux-2.2.17-sard.patch) and using the latest
available 0.0.7a ext3 patch slightly tweaked to build past the harmless (in my
uninformed opinion) conflicts in fs/buffer.c
The result appears to work on a test machine I have. Now I wonder if I should
try and use the smp version on a production 6.2 server. Any hints on the chance
of shooting myself badly in foot will be greatly appreciated. Any success
stories documented somewhere, failures?
the 2.2 kernel ext3 is very outdated and is lacking a boatload of serious
bugfixes done to the 2.4 kernel ext3. Seriously if you use 2.2 for stability
then don't do this; a 2.4 kernel will be more robust.
Eek :( not encouraging at all. Thanks for your input.
To make it clear what I am after: I want fast recovery from power failure with
the minimal amount of changes to the server.
I've not thought about upgrading the kernel because I don't know/understand how
that affects the prebuilt 6.2 glibc. Changing the glibc it seems to me would be
orthogonal to my initial intent to keep the changes minimal.
firstname.lastname@example.org, 2.4 kernel runs fine with Red Hat 6.2 glibc, on a test (non-
production) box I've been experimenting with Red Hat 6.2 running Kernel 2.4.20-
rc2 (/w Red Hat supplied glibc 2.1.3).
So I actually tried putting the latest 8.0 kernel update (rebuilt) on this poor
6.x. It was a short stunt because the custom built apache and a
radiusd-cistron-1.6.1-1 used here didnt manage to start properly for some
reason. I had no time to investigate this because the server just had to be
rebooted to operational status again.
So...its not something that can always be done without problems it seems
Yanko, Kernel 2.4 works fine on Red Hat 6.x if your build it from source, it
stuffs up if you try to use the 8.0 Kernel RPM.
Will you please share the changes you were able to do to make the ext3 build on
2.2 kernel RPM?
email@example.com: well, I said "latest 8.0 kernel update (rebuilt)" so it is
rebuilt, and it works, but my immadiate problem was that some prebuilt on 2.2
software on top of it didnt work :)
Unifortunately I nixed the ext3 patch + kernel from my 2.2 attempt after Arjan's
message, so I dont have it now. Please read my first comment for a short
description of what was done, no rocket science there....
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