opteron problems

Glen Kaukola glen at cert.ucr.edu
Fri Sep 19 21:46:18 EDT 2003

Greg Lindahl wrote:

>You didn't comment on what kernel you're running. 2.4.22 has some
>patches for the ia32 mode on the opteron, and these are probably the
>same patches already in 2.6. We have found apps that reliably crash
>our Opterons without this patch, but moving to 2.6 was much more
>stable. We haven't tried 2.4.22.

On the redhat systems, I'm just going with the lastest kernel rpm 
package, kernel-2.4.20-20.9.  And on Suse, it's k_smp-2.4.19-237.  I 
hate to not use rpm, but I guess I'll try 2.4.22 and see what that does 
for me.  Thanks for the advice.


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