Enterprise Kernel Question

Anthony Porcano aporcano at kaplan.com
Fri Oct 17 19:14:01 CDT 2003


That did the trick. Thanks so much Les!

  --Anthony

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> From: "Anthony Porcano" <aporcano at kaplan.com>
> Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2003 14:14:26 -0400
> To: "Les Niles" <lniles at narus.com>
> Cc: "Poweredge" <linux-poweredge at dell.com>
> Subject: Re: Enterprise Kernel Question
> 
> I'll sure give it a shot.   :)
> 
> Thanks,
> Anthony
> 
> _______________________
> Anthony Porcano
> Systems Engineer, Kaplan IOPS
> aporcano at kaplan.com
> 
> 
>> From: "Les Niles" <lniles at Narus.com>
>> Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2003 11:10:32 -0700
>> To: "'Anthony Porcano'" <aporcano at kaplan.com>
>> Cc: "Poweredge" <linux-poweredge at dell.com>
>> Subject: RE: Enterprise Kernel Question
>> 
>> maxcpus=1 is probably a better choice.  I wouldn't blame
>> the kernel for panicing with maxcpus=0.
>> 
>> -les  lniles at narus.com
>> 
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Anthony Porcano [mailto:aporcano at kaplan.com]
>>> Sent: Friday, October 17, 2003 10:14 AM
>>> To: arjanv at redhat.com; Matt Domsch
>>> Cc: Poweredge
>>> Subject: Re: Enterprise Kernel Question
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Ok...having some problems with getting SMP disabled.
>>> 
>>> I have tried 'nosmp', 'nosmp=1', and 'maxcpus=0' on the
>>> kernel command line
>>> (grub.conf), and all cause kernel panics.
>>> 
>>> The kernel version is 2.4.9-e.25smp (RHEL 2.1AS), and the server is a
>>> PE1750. Ultimately we are trying to get the e.25enterprise
>>> kernel to load
>>> and use the 'nosmp' option there, but we were trying the
>>> options out on what
>>> we were currently running since we are having general issues
>>> loading the
>>> e.25enterprise kernel (without any special options).
>>> 
>>> If anyone could shed some light on these issues it would be greatly
>>> appreciated. 
>>> 
>>> Thanks everyone.
>>> 
>>>   --Anthony
>>> 
>>> _______________________
>>> Anthony Porcano
>>> Systems Engineer, Kaplan IOPS
>>> aporcano at kaplan.com
>>> 
>>> 
>>>> From: "Arjan van de Ven" <arjanv at redhat.com>
>>>> Organization: Red Hat, Inc.
>>>> Reply-To: <arjanv at redhat.com>
>>>> Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2003 09:50:24 +0200
>>>> To: "Matt Domsch" <Matt_Domsch at dell.com>
>>>> Cc: "Anthony Porcano" <aporcano at kaplan.com>, "Poweredge"
>>>> <linux-poweredge at dell.com>
>>>> Subject: Re: Enterprise Kernel Question
>>>> 
>>>> On Tue, 2003-10-14 at 22:51, Matt Domsch wrote:
>>>>>> Does anyone know if it is problematic to run a non-smp
>>> enterprise kernel on
>>>>>> a dual processor server? Goal here is to disable one cpu
>>> in the box for
>>>>>> licensing reasons. Any help on this is greatly appreciated.
>>>>> 
>>>>> It's fine, we do it all the time in testing.  You may wish
>>> to specify
>>>>> 'apic' on the kernel command line to get the benefit of
>>> better interrupt
>>>>> routing than you would otherwise get with the uniprocessor kernel.
>>>> 
>>>> ehm.... that option doesn't exist actually
>>>> 
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