which kernel on ServerWorksLE/which nfs?
josip at icase.edu
Thu Jan 17 11:41:52 EST 2002
rsweet at atos-group.nl wrote:
> I'm wondering if the list could indulge my curiosity by sharing which
> kernel versions they are running sucessfully (for me meaning it stays up
> for at least several weeks...) on ServerWorks LE chipsets (in my case
> Asus CUR_DLS and SuperMicro P3TDE/370)?
> In particular is anyone running a 2.4 kernel with any reliability?
We've had good luck with stock Red Hat 7.x distributions and ServerWorks
LE chipsets (SuperMicro 370DLE with dual PIII/800 CPUs). We just
upgraded to Linux kernel 2.4.9-13 (an update to the kernel Red Hat 7.2)
which also works OK. However, last fall some of the Giganet cLAN
drivers had trouble finding the 64-bit PCI bus since the 2.2->2.4
upgrade. I do not know yet if 2.4.9-13 fixed that problem, or if the
problem is due to Giganet drivers.
> If so, what NICS are you using?
> Are you using nfsv3 (knfs) or nfsv2/userland nfs?
We use "tulip" style cards (Kingston KNE100TX (21143 chip) on our
ServerWorks LE systems). The on-board Intel-based ethernet also works
OK, but we currently do not use them. NFS is started in its default
configuration, which I believe is nfsv3 (running as knfs, not as a
Our ServerWorks LE systems stay up for months, except for one which
stays up only for weeks. These machines get heavy use...
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