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titleThe most recent successful builds from our development branches

master Ubuntu 10.04 CentOS 5 (client onlyand server)
master CentOS 5 6 (client onlyand server)
master CentOS 5 (servers)
b1_8 Ubuntu 10.04 (x86_64, client only)
master SLES 11 (x86_64, client only)

b1_8 CentOS 5 (client onlyand server)
b1_8 CentOS 5 6 (serversclient and server)
b1_8 Ubuntu 10.04 (x86_64 client only)


Whamcloud provide pre-built Lustre patched Linux kernels based on the CentOS stock kernel. Two builds are available, 1.8 and Master. Master includes some features that will make it into the 2.1 release. These kernels are simple to install and have completed the Whamcloud test suites. Further information on the Whamcloud Lustre test suite is available here Test Tools Environmenton the page: Testing a Lustre filesystem.
A separate page provides a Walk-thru- Deploying a Lustre pre-built kernelRPMs.

If you prefer to build from source, the instructions below should be helpful:

Applying Lustre patches to a stock Linux kernel

The Lustre filesystem code is available as source code under the GPL2 License. Patching a Linux kernel with Lustre patches requires:

Identifying a supported kernel


Lustre patches are readily applied to a number of stock kernels and versions, these include: CentOS, SLES, and Debian. A complete list of the Whamcloud supported kernels is available on Lustre Support Matrix page.

Download the suitable Lustre source code


Lustre source code available from Whamcloud repositories contains both Client and Server code. The Whamcloud Lustre source code is available at Whamcloud git repository and contains 1.8 and Master branches.

Patch, build, and install the Linux kernel with Lustre

Patching and building a Kernel is a complex task is machine architecture, network and RAID drivers. Walk-thrus are available for the following stock kernels:

Creating and Mounting a Lustre Filesystem.

Once the Lustre kernels and software is installed on your machines, it is time to start the filesystem and mount it on the clients.