[Cake] [Flent-users] centos 8 and cake and flent

Toke Høiland-Jørgensen toke at toke.dk
Thu May 6 17:50:48 EDT 2021

Dave Taht <dave.taht at gmail.com> writes:

> Currently centos (and I assume redhat) is at 4.18. Cake went into 4.19
> so I assume the next major
> redhat/centos releases will have it.

Note that the RHEL kernel version number is basically a complete
fabrication; it's the version that the kernel was forked from, something
like 30% of all commits are backported for each new upstream release,
without changing the RHEL-kernel version number.

Which means that all the Cake out-of-tree kernel version compatibility
stuff is not going to work, because that works based on the kernel
version number...

> Is there a yum/rpm expert in the house? flent does not appear to be
> packaged up for this (?),

It's in Fedora: https://src.fedoraproject.org/rpms/flent - should be
fairly straight-forward to add it to EPEL as well, but thus far no one
has requested it... :)

> neither is netperf or irtt. Is there a repo I could use?

netperf is blocked on licensing: 

Since the re-licensing there may be a chance, but not sure what the
procedure is when there's not a release with the new license.

As for irtt, that should be pretty straight-forward to package.


More information about the Cake mailing list