[Beowulf] Re: CentOS plus Fedora kernel?

Andrew Shewmaker agshew at gmail.com
Mon Nov 30 12:15:38 EST 2009


On Thu, Nov 26, 2009 at 10:02 AM, Dave Love <d.love at liverpool.ac.uk> wrote:
>> Since you guys seem determined to speculate about what feature I need,
>> it's the new scheduler, CFS, which appeared in 2.6.23.
>
> What's wrong with the Linux from RedHat's HPC/`Grid' offering (whatever
> it's called), then?  It has a 2.6.24 base.  I can't try it because of a
> pestilential proprietary driver, but it seemed really to be more
> appropriate for compute nodes in various respects (given that I don't
> have a choice about running a RHEL-based system).

I had assumed that they were using the same 2.6.18 base, just with
more patches.  I might try that out, but part of the reason I want to
use the latest kernel is that I want to do a better job of providing
feedback to the kernel developers.

-- 
Andrew Shewmaker

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