blktap module needed for kernel 4.16. kernel 4.16 needed for latest Ceph with bluestore backend.
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We want to make this CI stuff, that we will be the goal of Sam, our new recruit coming in 20 days!
edit: @r1 you are obviously more than welcome aboard to help us on that!
@olivierlambert Would you want to include this in that CI? May be on an experimental branch.
I don't know yet, it's likely we'll have multiple CI, one for "stable", one for "experimental" with a lot of fun stuff inside
I'll get the patch added to GitHub for open access till then.
r1 XCP-ng Team 🚀
Is there a way to get this upstream?
I don't know yet.
I will try for centos-release-xen as its a SIG and maintains Xen specific dom0 kernel.
The CentOS packaging of Xen is very different from XenServer/XCP-ng. "Upstream" for me meant XenServer, no CentOS (at least for a bit)
@r1 Sorry Rushy,
Why did you create a patch instead of directly sent a pull request to the original blktap2 driver.
I'll say it's time to stop to make unofficial patches which can be overwritten by upstream updates.
Let's change the upstream directly.
@maxcuttins There are two packages. User level blktap driver that you referred
blktapand a builtin kernel driver
blktap2. Said patch is against mainline kernel as additional driver.
You still need to have user land blktap from https://github.com/xapi-project/blktap
There are instructions lying around https://xcp-ng.org/forum/topic/122/how-to-build-blktap-from-sources/ to build user land blktap (its without patch).