[Beowulf] GPFS on Linux (x86)

Eric W. Biederman ebiederm at xmission.com
Fri Sep 15 00:20:12 EDT 2006


Greg Lindahl <greg.lindahl at qlogic.com> writes:

> On Thu, Sep 14, 2006 at 11:03:32AM -0600, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
>
>> What do yo mean by stock kernels?
>
> One frequent problem is that these various filesystems only support
> very particular kernel versions, e.g. SLES 9sp3. And they plain don't
> work with other kernels because they're too intimate with the memory
> subsystem and whatnot.
>
> So you can't use the latest stable kernel, and if there's a bug you
> can't tolerate in the old version, c'est la vie.

I totally agree, and that is what I expect the previous poster was
saying.  Although in that case I find the term stock kernel very 
misleading.  But assuming is dangerous.

Even in distro supported kernels you should be able to get something
like NFS fixed.

Eric
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