Redhat 8.0 on 1655MC

Rechenberg, Andrew ARechenberg at shermanfinancialgroup.com
Mon Mar 24 10:52:01 CST 2003


>> There are no firmware upgrades for the PERC 4/im like Steve 
>> suggested.  I thought SMP was stable on Linux but it appears 
>> not from my perspective...

Generally SMP _is_ stable on Linux (I guess that would have to depend on
your definition of stable :) ).  

We've been running Linux on multi-processor Dell servers (not blades
like you have, but still) for over 3 years with only minor issues such
as the well-known kernel VM things.  We're currently running a 6600 with
HyperThreading turned on and Linux has run great:

 11:42am  up 13 days,  3:08, 332 users,  load average: 0.32, 0.62, 0.91
1115 processes: 1113 sleeping, 1 running, 0 zombie, 0 stopped
CPU0 states:  2.0% user,  2.0% system,  0.0% nice, 95.0% idle
CPU1 states:  0.1% user,  1.0% system,  0.0% nice, 97.0% idle
CPU2 states:  0.0% user,  0.0% system,  0.0% nice, 100.0% idle
CPU3 states:  1.0% user,  0.1% system,  0.0% nice, 97.0% idle
CPU4 states:  0.0% user,  0.0% system,  0.0% nice, 100.0% idle
CPU5 states:  0.0% user,  0.0% system,  0.0% nice, 100.0% idle
CPU6 states:  1.0% user,  0.1% system,  0.0% nice, 97.0% idle
CPU7 states:  4.0% user, 18.0% system,  0.0% nice, 76.0% idle
Mem:  7745496K av, 7735244K used,   10252K free,       0K shrd,   50432K
buff
Swap: 2048248K av,  324052K used, 1724196K free                 6395948K
cached

You say you have 10 blades - are all the blades experiencing the same
issue?  If not then that would point to a hardware fault somewhere in
that one blade.

Good luck,
Andy.




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