Lots of debian update w.r.t e2fsprogs and util-linux. Also modified some of the openssi commands so that they now work as expected for debian. All the changes needed for commands to support fail-over cluster are now in debian. I don't have the hardware to test a failover cluster. I guess some script level changes may be needed to get it working.
Send Richard Henderson a small patch with respect to Alpha.I guess it is not yet in the main tree. Need to check with him whether i should send it to the lkml.
Wrote a document explaing how to install OpenSSI on debian . You can find it here
Started looking at OpenSSI changes for 2.6 kernel. I guess this is going to take time. OpenSSI modifies many base kernel files. But it is a good learning.