[Beowulf] CentOS plus Fedora kernel?
Andrew M.A. Cater
amacater at galactic.demon.co.uk
Tue Nov 24 13:40:11 PST 2009
On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 04:35:34PM -0800, Greg Lindahl wrote:
> For reasons complicated to explain, I want to run a Fedora kernel on
> CentOS 5. Does anyone have any words of wisdom or pointers to webpages
> for people who've done this?
> -- greg
> p.s. missed you guys at SC, I was stuck racking 500 servers...
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I hesitate to say this, because I'm talking to someone whose
reputation is stellar and because my own biases may show slightly :)
Don't - under any circumstances whatever - use Fedora on a
production system or a system on which you want to do real work.
If you _MUST_ do it - because, for example, your hardware is too new and
not yet supported under the Red Hat Enterprise Linux / Centos 5.4
kernel - 2.6.18-164* if I recall correctly - then it _may_ work but it
WILL cause you some degree of instability, interesting debugging
interaction problems and some hours/days of frustration.
Red Hat 5 was based on FC6 or Fedora 8 IIRC. Both now unavailable on the
Fedora 9 has 2.6.25 which is quite a jump. It might be worth getting the
source RPMs and building the kernels from each of 10,11,12 but on a
RPMForge doesn't seem to have much to help, here :(
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