r1064 - trunk

tushar at linuxfromscratch.org tushar at linuxfromscratch.org
Sat Nov 11 15:13:57 PST 2006


Author: tushar
Date: 2006-11-11 16:13:57 -0700 (Sat, 11 Nov 2006)
New Revision: 1064

Modified:
   trunk/reiser4-on-2.6.txt
Log:
Updated: reiser4-on-2.6

Modified: trunk/reiser4-on-2.6.txt
===================================================================
--- trunk/reiser4-on-2.6.txt	2006-11-11 23:12:05 UTC (rev 1063)
+++ trunk/reiser4-on-2.6.txt	2006-11-11 23:13:57 UTC (rev 1064)
@@ -1,6 +1,6 @@
-AUTHOR: Wee Teck <stelgn at gmail.com>
+AUTHOR: Wee Teck <weeteck at en.com.sg>
 
-DATE: 2005-08-06
+DATE: 2005-10-25
 
 LICENSE: GNU Free Documentation License Version 1.2
 
@@ -13,42 +13,44 @@
 ftp://ftp.namesys.com/pub/reiser4-for-2.6/
 ftp://ftp.namesys.com/pub/reiser4progs/
 
+
 PREREQUISITES:
-Uuid must be installed (Included in e2fsprogs)
+Uuid must be installed (Included in e2fsprogs or e2fsprogs-libs)
 libaal
 
 HINT:
--> Refer to LFS if you haven't had e2fsprogs installed
+-> Refer to LFS if you haven't had e2fsprogs/e2fsprogs-libs installed
     (You need Uuid that comes with it)
     
 -> Installing Libaal
-        Get the latest libaal from reiser4progs folder
+        Get the latest libaal from reiser4progs folder (libaal-1.0.5.tar.gz)
         Build process:
         
-        tar zxf libaal-1.x.x.tar.gz
-        cd libaal-*
+        tar zxf libaal-1.0.5.tar.gz
+        cd libaal-1.0.5
         ./configure --prefix=/usr && make && make install
         
 -> Installing Reiser4progs
-        Get the latest reiser4progs
+        Get the latest reiser4progs (reiser4progs-1.0.5.tar.gz)
         Bulid process:
         
-        tar zxf reiser4progs-1.x.x.tar.gz
-        cd reiser4progs-*
+        tar zxf reiser4progs-1.0.5.tar.gz
+        cd reiser4progs-1.0.5
         ./configure --prefix=/usr --sbindir=/sbin  &&
         make &&
         make install
         
 -> Patching 2.6 Kernel
-        **Assuming you have the latest kernel source**
-        cd /usr/src/linux-2.6.x
-        Get the latest reiser4 patch
-        gunzip -c reiser4-for-2.6* | patch -p1
+        **Assuming you are running the stable 2.6.16 tree**
         
+        Latest patch as of writing is reiser4-for-2.6.16-5.patch.gz
+        
+        cd /usr/src/linux-2.6.16.x
+        gunzip -c reiser4-for-2.6.16-5.patch.gz | patch -p1
+        
         Configure the kernel config with the following addtional features:
             [Enable] Prompt for development and/or incomplete code/drivers
             [Enable] Deflate compression algorithm
-            [Disable] Use 4Kb for kernel stacks instead of 8Kb
             [Enable] Reiser4
             
         Build the kernel
@@ -74,11 +76,21 @@
 Q: I cannot find Reiser4 option
 A: Ensure the 3 options are correctly set.
 
+Q: Can I boot from a Reiser4 partition?
+A: Sure! Lilo will boot perfectly. For GRUB fans, there is a seperate patch for 
+   GRUB which is required.
 
 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:
     * This is my first hint ^^v
 
 
 CHANGELOG:
+[2006-10-25]
+  * Last update as Reiser4 seems no longer maintained and is never considered
+    inclusion into Kernel.
+  * More FAQs
+  * Reiser4 now able to build on 4Kb Stack, thus remove the need for a
+    8Kb kernel stack.
+  * Updated Contact Info
 [2005-08-06]
   * Initial hint.




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