[OpenAFS] Linux kernel 2.6.16 and openAFS 1.4.0 /Debian?

Russ Allbery rra@stanford.edu
Thu, 23 Mar 2006 09:11:37 -0800

Lars Schimmer <l.schimmer@cgv.tugraz.at> writes:

> I just tried to built a openafs module for the new kernel 2.6.16 and it
> hits errors.  /usr/src/modules/openafs/src/afs/LINUX/osi_machdep.h:55:2:
> #error Not sure what to do about rlim (should be in the Linux task
> struct somewhere....)

> Anyone has a hint for me?

OpenAFS 1.4.0 won't built with 2.6.16, as 2.6.16 added additional
assumptions about what variables have to be defined on the command line
before the kernel headers will even compile.  You need OpenAFS 1.4.1-rc10
(or 1.4.1 once it's been released), which has not yet been packaged for
Debian.  I hope to find time to work on that either tomorrow or next week.

Sorry that I don't have a better solution for you.  My recommendation for
the short term is to stick with 2.6.15 if you can for another couple of

Russ Allbery (rra@stanford.edu)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>