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Announcement: Patch for RapidDisk (rxdsk) 1.3 to build for 2.6.18

November 26th, 2011 Comments off

As promised in the 1.3b release, I just uploaded a patch for RapidDisk 1.3 to be able to build and install the module on the older 2.6.18 Linux kernel. That is, if you are still using Red Hat or CentOS 5.x. To apply the patch, just navigate to the module/drivers/block path from the root of the project package, make sure the patch is copied in there, and type:

$ patch -p0< rxdsk1.3_linux-2.6.18.patch

For additional information on the RapidDisk project, please visit its official wiki page. Or to stay updated, just follow the project on the RapidDisk Google+ page.

Announcement: RapidDisk (rxdsk) 1.3b Stable release

November 23rd, 2011 4 comments

I just released RapidDisk version 1.3b. The changelog documents the following changes:

  • Added new feature to archive/restore an rxd volume to/from a zlib compressed data file (many thanks to Simon Ball for suggesting a similar feature).
  • Added discard support.
  • Added an ioctl to handle an invalid query sent by later versions of udev that correspond with Linux kernels 2.6.35 and above.
  • Also integrated patch submitted by James Plummer of Stratus Technologies to address 32 bit limitation of rxadm utility rxdsk creation/resizing by casting the variable to a 64-bit type. Patch also included minor clean up code/optimizations for the same rxadm util.

Within the next week I will post a patch of 1.3 for the Linux 2.6.18 kernel.

Also, I postponed the integration of LZO compression/decompression into the kernel module until 1.4. I have still trying to get past a couple of hurdles for a stable implementation.

You can read more about this on the project’s wiki page. Also, just a reminder to all those interested, recently I created a Google+ page for the project, if you wish to stay posted on the latest news of this open source project.

Announcement: Patch for RapidDisk (rxdsk) 1.2 to build for 2.6.18 and more

November 18th, 2011 Comments off

Unrelated to the upcoming 1.3 release, I just uploaded a patch for RapidDisk 1.2 to be able to build and install the module on the older 2.6.18 Linux kernel. That is, if you are still using Red Hat or CentOS 5.x. To apply the patch, just navigate to the module/drivers/block path from the root of the project package, make sure the patch is copied in there, and type:

$ patch -p0< rxdsk1.2_linux2.6.18.patch

Also, I wanted to post that I created a Google+ page for the project, for those who are interesting in staying posted about the latest news on the open source project.

For additional information on the RapidDisk project, please visit its official wiki page.