ALINKA Linux Clustering Letter, September 5th. 2001 (fwd)

Eugene Leitl Eugene.Leitl at lrz.uni-muenchen.de
Fri Sep 7 12:37:34 EDT 2001


I think Antoine makes a so fine job out of his summaries, he should just
post them to Beowulf, which does not see much traffic these days, anyway.

Unless you people have objections?

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Date: Fri, 07 Sep 2001 18:33:01 +0200
From: Antoine Brenner <abrenner at alinka.com>
To: clustering at alinka.com
Subject: ALINKA Linux Clustering Letter, September 5th. 2001
Resent-Date: Fri,  7 Sep 2001 18:33:05 +0200 (CEST)
Resent-From: clustering at alinka.com


The ALINKA Linux Clustering Letter,

Wednesday, September the 5th. 2001

Dear readers, I am happy to send you this week's edition of
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News from the High Performance world, by Dr Laurent Gatineau
(lgatineau at alinka.com)
======================================================================
Tips and tricks from the Beowulf mailing list
========
* About  switches, Martin Wheeler [m1] is  looking for cheap switches,
  Chris Black [m2] recommanded D-link switches,  and Dan Philpott [m3]
  NetGear switches.
  Sakthivel  Narayanan [m4] is wondering    if he  could upgrade   its
  cluster with Intel  EtherExpress 510T switche, Jakob Østergaard [m5]
  gives its experience explaining bandwidth problems; Anthony Tam [m6]
  suggests Cisco switches for good bandwidth on medium cluster.
  Dean Carpenter [m7]  posted a link [1] to  a  web which help user
  create their own FNN (Flat Neighborhood Network) designs.
[1] http://aggregate.org/FNN/
[m1] http://www.beowulf.org/pipermail/beowulf/2001-August/001157.html
[m2] http://www.beowulf.org/pipermail/beowulf/2001-August/001158.html
[m3] http://www.beowulf.org/pipermail/beowulf/2001-August/001164.html
[m4] http://www.beowulf.org/pipermail/beowulf/2001-September/001175.html
[m5] http://www.beowulf.org/pipermail/beowulf/2001-September/001176.html
[m6] http://www.beowulf.org/pipermail/beowulf/2001-September/001177.html

* Rajkumar Buyya [m1] posted a link [1] to  the online material of the
  NSF/TFCC Workshop on Teaching Cluster Computing.
[m1] http://www.beowulf.org/pipermail/beowulf/2001-September/001172.html
[1] http://www.cs.uncc.edu/%7eabw/CCworkshop2001/


News from MOSIX mailing list by Benoit des Ligneris
<bligneri at physique.usherb.ca>
=====================================================================
* Linux Terminal Server Project AND Mosix by Wiliam Danau [m1] [1]
[m1] http://www.mosix.cs.huji.ac.il/month-arch/2001/Sep/0043.html
[1]  http://www.lpmo.edu/~daniau/ltsp-mosix/

* Howto install SlackWare 8.0 and mosix by Thomas A Web [m1] [1]
[m1] http://www.mosix.cs.huji.ac.il/month-arch/2001/Aug/0279.html
[1]  http://wordwonder.com/slackmosix.shtml

* Release of Mosix 1.3.0 for kernel 2.4.9 is avalaible [m1].
  You can download it [1] or view the changelog [2].
[m1] http://www.mosix.cs.huji.ac.il/month-arch/2001/Aug/0282.html
[1]  http://www.mosix.cs.huji.ac.il/ftps/MOSIX-1.3.0-pre7.tar.gz
[2]  http://www.mosix.org/txt_changelog.html

* Release of Mosixview 0.9 [1]
[1]  http://mosixview.sourceforge.net/indexen.html



News from the High Availability world
======================================================================
DRBD devel by Guillaume GIMENEZ (ggimenez at alinka.com)
========
* David Krovich posted [m1] a link to the docbook [1] version of
the drbd howto [2]
[1] http://www.slackworks.com/~dkrovich/DRBD/DRBD-HOWTO.sgml
[2] http://www.slackworks.com/~dkrovich/DRBD
[m1] http://www.geocrawler.com/archives/3/3756/2001/8/0/6529406/

* Philipp Reisner explained [m3] to Paul Botelho [m2] how to
bypass a transfer log size issue.
[m2] http://www.geocrawler.com/archives/3/3756/2001/8/0/6521622/
[m3] http://www.geocrawler.com/archives/3/3756/2001/8/0/6524266/


Linux-HA by Rached Ben Mustapha (rached at alinka.com)
========
* Alan Cox replied [m1] to a post [m2] announcing GFS license change,
  that the OpenGFS project has been launched, and that an action has
  been taken because GFS is blatantly violating the GPL license, which
  protects the linux kernel.

[m1] http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-ha&m=99920680132473&w=2
[m2] http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-ha&m=99920545725731&w=2


LVS by Rached Ben Mustapha (rached at alinka.com)
========
* Matthew S. Crocker asked [m1] if LVS was receiving connections after
  any ipchains/iptables rules, in order to block a class C adress range.
  Julian Anastasov replied [m2] that LVS receives connections after the
  firewall rules.

[m1]
http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-virtual-server&m=99928646602911&w=2
[m2]
http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-virtual-server&m=99928759706937&w=2


News on the Filesystems front
======================================================================
reiserfs by Guillaume Gimenez (ggimenez at alinka.com)
========
* Harmon Seaver asks [m4] if anyone is using encrypted file
system with ReiserFS. (the thread [3])
[3] http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?t=99935493100001&w=2&r=1
[m4] http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=reiserfs&m=99935464825974&w=2

* Vladimir V. Saveliev posted [m5] a link to patch [4] that
fixes a large files issue (>2GB). (the thread [5])
[4] ftp://ftp.namesys.com/pub/reiserfs-for-2.4/2.4.7.pending/2.4.7-plug-hole-and-pap-5660-pathrelse-fixes.dif
[5] http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?t=99925216000003&w=2&r=1
[m5] http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=reiserfs&m=99925496024061&w=2


GFS by Ludovic Ishiomin (lishiomin at alinka.com)
========
* There was a lot of discussion about the new licensing scheme of GFS. Here is
the explanations of Sistina and the reaction [1m].
  Please also see our Linux-HA section above.
* The GFS code has forked [1]. Some people thought the relicensing of GFS
violates the GPL (since some external people from Sistina contributed to the
code with patches). They spent their time on retrieve the last available code
from Sistina (based on GFS 4.1.1 plus some glitches) [2m].

[1m] http://lists.sistina.com/pipermail/gfs-devel/2001-September/002127.html
and the followings.
[2m] http://www.geocrawler.com/lists/3/SourceForge/15276/0/6542974/ and the
followings.
[1] http://www.opengfs.org


Intermezzo by Ludovic Ishiomin (lishiomin at alinka.com)
========
* Peter Braam announced Intermezzo 1.0.5.1 [1m]
[1m] http://www.geocrawler.com/lists/3/SourceForge/8078/0/6540002/


JFS by Ludovic Ishiomin (lishiomin at alinka.com)
========
* Steve Best announced JFS 1.0.4 [m1]
[m1] http://oss.software.ibm.com/pipermail/jfs-discussion/2001-August/000544.html


News on other cluster related topics
======================================================================
LVM by Bruno Muller (bmuller at alinka.com)
=====
* AJ Lewis announced LVM 1.0.1-rc2 available at www.sistina.com[m1].
[m1] http://lists.sistina.com/pipermail/linux-lvm/2001-September/008647.html


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