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

David P. Reed dpreed at deepplum.com
Sat May 8 00:05:00 EDT 2021

Fedora definitely has cake in its kernel, and eventually these kernel things get into RHEL and Centos.
FYI, my router/gateway to the Internet at home is based on Fedora Server Edition (Fedora 33, as I wait a little to upgrade my router/gateway after a new edition is released, as Fedora 34 was just put out). I've been running cake in it for years now, and it has given me no trouble. I started with it being added by use of DKMS when cake wasn't in the standard kernel yet. I had a glitch when it made it into the standard kernel and DKMS got confused and I had to figure out why the cake config wasn't working.
Now Fedora's not quite just an early availability for RHEL, but for kernel functionality it has been. I understand why for Enterprise use, RHEL is conservative about tracking the leading edge.
On Thursday, May 6, 2021 5:50pm, "Toke Høiland-Jørgensen via Cake" <cake at lists.bufferbloat.net> said:

> 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:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1729939
> 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.
> -Toke
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