[Beowulf] NFS+XFS+SMP on kernel 2.6

Joe Landman landman at scalableinformatics.com
Wed Jun 15 09:27:01 PDT 2005

Hi Suvendra:

Suvendra Nath Dutta wrote:
> We set up a 160 node cluster with a dual processor head node with 2GB 
> RAM. The head node also has two RAID devices attached to two SCSI cards. 
> These have a XFS filesystem on them and are NFS exported to the cluster. 
> The head node runs very low on memory (7-8 MB). And today I ran into a 
> kernel bug that crashed the system. Google suggests that I should 
> upgrade to kernel 2.6.11, but that sounds very unpleasant. I am thinking 
> of putting the raid boxes on a different box. Will separating the 
> file-server and the head node give me back stability on the head node?

   What distribution are you using today?   Which kernel?

what does your uasge pattern look like on the head node and on the file 


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