[scyld-users] Re: Scyld-users digest, Vol 1 #5 - 1 msg

Donald Becker becker at scyld.com
Sun Nov 24 14:59:01 PST 2002

On Sun, 24 Nov 2002 scyld-users-request at beowulf.org wrote:

> Subject: [scyld-users] Scyld Kernel
> Is it possible to recompile the kernel under Scyld Beowulf OS?

While we do modify the kernel, there is nothing specific to Scyld in the
build procedure.

We do build a half dozen different kernels for the distribution.  Those
kernels are optimized for various combinations of processor
architectures and uni/SMP.

Most kernels are fully modular: they have infrastructure framework
support for everything, but all specific support is build as modules.
The beoboot kernel is the simplest.  It eliminates all features not
necessary for network booting or logging errors to video/serial.

Donald Becker				becker at scyld.com
Scyld Computing Corporation		http://www.scyld.com
410 Severn Ave. Suite 210		Scyld Beowulf cluster system
Annapolis MD 21403			410-990-9993

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