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

David N. Lombard dnlombar at ichips.intel.com
Thu Oct 29 11:37:16 EDT 2009


On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 02:35:30PM -0700, Rahul Nabar wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 1:53 PM, David N. Lombard
> <dnlombar at ichips.intel.com> wrote:
> > On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 11:18:33AM -0700, Hearns, John wrote:
> 
> >
> > Well, "running Linux" is very different from "running a full blown Linux".  For
> > example, I have a kernel, initrd, dhcp, shell, ability to mount file systems,
> > kexec, ssh, and a boot loader in about 1.28MiB that I can flash onto a platform
> > flash.
> 
> True. I just thought that if my  BMC is running a webserver it cannot
> be all that stripped down. Maybe I am wrong and it is possible to
> write a compact webserver. Maybe there's ways to serve out those html
> pages without even having a webserver.....

Busybox includes a web server.

-- 
David N. Lombard, Intel, Irvine, CA
I do not speak for Intel Corporation; all comments are strictly my own.
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