Dell Precision 530 + MPICH

Tim Carlson tim.carlson at
Tue Feb 19 15:31:50 EST 2002

On Tue, 19 Feb 2002, Robert G. Brown wrote:

> In any event, I'm pretty sure that there are still APM issues even in
> the 2.4 kernel.  We were getting fairly consistent crashes on dual AMD
> tigers with the RH smp kernel (2.4.9, e.g.) and it turned out that
> somehow they were getting installed with APM enabled.  We turned it off
> and no more crashes.  I think.  Fingers crossed.

For what it's worth, we have a couple dozen Dell 530's that are running
Redhat 7.1 with our custom 2.4.5 or 2.4.13 kernel with APM support built
in. We aren't using the APM features, but the support is in the kernel. We
have had no crashes.


Tim Carlson
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