is it possible to implement the 4.4 kernel to stable?
and also, and more importantly, web control to change between raidlevels, especially between raid5 and 6 since most start out with raid 5 and expand into larger arrays where raid6 is needed (due to rebuild time).
@bug11 I know that part of the docs was update recently; does Redundancy profile changes not cover your raid level change question?
I’ll have to leave the kernel question to @suman.
Resize button has that part included to change Raid level.
Then I wait for reply on kernel 4.4 in next revision, and hope that we can build a stable and well working Rockstor on the LTS kernel.
I’ve been running the latest 4.4.4 kernel & also the latest BTRFS-Progs 4.4.1 on 3.8-12 since March 5th and so far so good. There are issues with booting as 4.4.4 isn’t supported and it will default boot to 4.3 which will cause BTRFS-Progs to not work and result in a failed boot.
If there is a specific reason for needing 4.4 kernel then I’d say it’s possible, but if that isn’t the case I’d recommend waiting for official Rockstor Release which I imagine should be soon since I think @suman said it was in the testing channel atm.
EDIT: Noticed last night that my scheduled snapshot tasks are showing error instead of completed… Need to look into it…
Only reason for 4.4 Kernel, is that it is a LTS release, so when Rockstor moves to 4.4 kernel. Then the developer team can focus more on other parts of the distro.
BTRFS is pretty stable in 4.3.x kernel, and I imagine that it is a bit better in 4.4.x, so I then think it is better to shift focus for Rock-ons, to expand possibilities and “customer base”