[Beowulf] Re: MOSIX2

Tony Travis ajt at rri.sari.ac.uk
Wed Oct 1 03:49:11 PDT 2008

Jürgen Knödlseder wrote:
> Hi Tony,
> I'm in the same situation as your are: I'm running an openMosix cluster, 
> but since it's more and more
> difficult to integrate new hardware with an old 2.4.26 kernel I think 
> that I have to move to MOSIX2.
> I just got the latest version of MOSIX2 sent from Amnon Barak (I'm using 
> the cluster for academic
> work), and started to play around with installations ... yet I had some 
> kernel crash problems that
> I could not yet resolve on one of the machines. So I guess without the 
> $1,000 per year support
> fee it'll also be difficult to run a MOSIX2 cluster ...

Hello, Jürgen.

I ported 2.4.26-om1 to compile it using the 'new' GNU tool-chain and run 
it under Ubuntu 6.06.1. I also patched the kernel.org 2.4.32 sources for 
openMosix (to get SATA drivers). However, I couldn't get openMosix 
process migration working properly between 2.4.32-om1 kernels...

Ironically, process migration worked between a 2.4.26-om1 and 2.4.32.om1 
kernel! Anyway, I gave up the attempt at 2.4.32-om1, and just continued 
to use my version of 2.4.26-om1 in production with SCSI controllers. If 
you're interested, my Ubuntu 6.06.1 openMosix deb's are at:


Are you going to continue using MOSIX2?

Dr. A.J.Travis, University of Aberdeen, Rowett Institute of Nutrition
and Health, Greenburn Road, Bucksburn, Aberdeen AB21 9SB, Scotland, UK
tel +44(0)1224 712751, fax +44(0)1224 716687, http://www.rowett.ac.uk
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