[Beowulf] any creative ways to crash Linux?: does a shared NIC IMPI always remain responsive?

Rahul Nabar rpnabar at gmail.com
Mon Oct 26 13:15:01 EDT 2009


On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 12:03 PM, Hearns, John <john.hearns at mclaren.com> wrote:
> I don't think that a standard is actually needed... My naive
> understanding is that the NIC firmware does packet inspection
>
> As I just said, I thought there was a bridge chip before the NIC,
> and I agree there is packet filtering.
> Look up my tortuous examination of what happens when you run a lot of
> 'rsh'sessions on a cluster,

John, you talked about this problem once before but I couldn't find
the relevant thread. I was curious to read about it. Do you have a
link to the thread or can you redump your analysis in this one?
Thanks!


-- 
Rahul
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