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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 3/8] Documentation: nfs-rdma: convert to ReST
On Mon, 30 Dec 2019 01:55:57 -0300
"Daniel W. S. Almeida" <dwlsalmeida@gmail.com> wrote:

> From: "Daniel W. S. Almeida" <dwlsalmeida@gmail.com>
>
> Convert nfs-rdma to ReST and move it to admin-guide. Content
> remais mostly untouched.
>
> Signed-off-by: Daniel W. S. Almeida <dwlsalmeida@gmail.com>

With this one, my main concern is that this document looks *way* out of
date, to the point that I wonder whether it is still useful or not. It
would be good to find somebody who knows about this stuff to figure that
out. Consider:

> +The NFS/RDMA client was first included in Linux 2.6.24. The NFS/RDMA server
> +was first included in the following release, Linux 2.6.25.

That was a while ago at this point.

> +Getting Help
> +============
> +
> +If you get stuck, you can ask questions on the
> +nfs-rdma-devel@lists.sourceforge.net mailing list.

What are the chances that this list still works and has relevant people to
it? It might be worth sending a copy of this patch there and seeing what
results...

> +- Install a Linux distribution and tools
> +
> + The first kernel release to contain both the NFS/RDMA client and server was
> + Linux 2.6.25 Therefore, a distribution compatible with this and subsequent
> + Linux kernel release should be installed.

Hmmm..where might I find such a distribution...? :)

> + The procedures described in this document have been tested with
> + distributions from Red Hat's Fedora Project (http://fedora.redhat.com/).
> +
> +- Install nfs-utils-1.1.2 or greater on the client

I have nfs-utils 2.4.2 here. So probably nobody needs to do this
installation at this point.

> + Download the latest package from: http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/nfs

This directory, amusingly, has nothing after 1.0.7, so this advice is
actively wrong.

I could go on, but I think you get the point. At a bare minimum we should
put a big warning at the top saying that this document is obsolete. I
should create a standard warning, I guess; for now anything that gets the
point across should do.

Thanks,

jon

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