[OpenAFS] OpenAFS 1.4.x on SuSE 10.1 and rlim error

Jeffrey Hutzelman jhutz@cmu.edu
Wed, 20 Sep 2006 21:09:02 -0400

On Wednesday, September 20, 2006 05:04:39 PM -0400 Marcus Watts 
<mdw@umich.edu> wrote:

> Jeffrey Hutzelman <jhutz@cmu.edu> wrote:
> ...
>> ... but often, the problem is that the configure tests utterly failed
>> because configure was unable to install your kernel headers, perhaps
>> because you haven't actually installed them.
> ...
> Having been just burned by variations on this exact problem,
> I've now got:
> 	/afs/umich.edu/user/m/d/mdw/build/tmp/,m20a
> a diff which will fix the 2.6 kernel configuration process to:
> /1/ log more useful information in config.log when the
> 	kernel configuration process breaks -- the error message,
> 	make command, the compiler lines, the module makefile, and
> 	the c source for the test.
> /2/ does a dry run of the kernel build process and errors out with
> 	a more helpful message if this fails.  If this breaks,
> 	there is no point in doing further kernel configuration tests,
> 	and better to tell the user what to do next.
> This will be part of the rxk5 changes I'm working on, and I hope to
> have even more improvements to work better with exotic kernel
> configurations and uml.  But I believe this diff is probably useful
> as is right now.

With the caveat that I haven't actually reviewed this yet, I'd suggest
submitting it to openafs-bugs separately, so that it can be integrated
and make its way to stable releases more quickly than rxk5 probably will.

-- Jeff