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  1. Lustre
  2. LU-12561

Remove RHEL6/SLES11 support from master for 2.13

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    • Type: Task
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: Blocker
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: Lustre 2.13.0
    • Fix Version/s: Lustre 2.13.0
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    • Rank (Obsolete):
      9223372036854775807

      Description

      The master branch is no longer building for RHEL6.x kernels, so at a very minimum we shouldn't list RHEL 6.9 and 6.10 as "known to build" in lustre/ChangeLog and lustre/kernel_patches/which_patch for the 2.13 release, as this will otherwise lead to confusion. The same may be true of SLES11, but since it is a newer kernel version it may still build and should not be removed until after RHEL6 removal is finished.

      To fully remove RHEL6.x/SLES11 support, several additional tasks are needed:

      • remove kernel series files from lustre/kernel_patches/series and ldiskfs/kernel_patches/series/
      • remove kernel patches from lustre/kernel_patches/patches/ and ldiskfs/kernel_patches/patches/ that are not used by later kernels
      • remove libcfs/autoconf/, lnet/autoconf/, and lustre/autoconf/ checks for older kernels in kernel version order, starting with the oldest version and working toward the latest version that is still supported.

      It is possible to use the contrib/scripts/clearpatches.sh script to verify which patches are unused after the series files are removed.

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              • Assignee:
                pfarrell Patrick Farrell (Inactive)
                Reporter:
                adilger Andreas Dilger
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