[Beowulf] cloning issue, hidden module dependency

David Mathog mathog at caltech.edu
Mon Dec 8 14:37:07 EST 2008


Mark Hahn wrote:
> > Any ideas where else the amd74xx module load command might be hidden
away?
> 
> in the initrd, I bet...

That was it, unfortunately.  Mandriva went from a very small, and very
general sort of "init" script to a larger, very machine specific "init".
 See the thread cited in the original post for more details.  Sort of a
PITA for cloning purposes - much easier to shuffle around a couple of
small files like modprobe.conf than to have to build a new initrd for
each node with different hardware.  FC, RedHat, CentOS etc. might
have similar changes, since they are all closely related.

Regards,

David Mathog
mathog at caltech.edu
Manager, Sequence Analysis Facility, Biology Division, Caltech
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