[Beowulf] CentOS plus Fedora kernel?

Chris Samuel csamuel at vpac.org
Wed Nov 25 20:20:14 PST 2009

----- "Karen Shaeffer" <shaeffer at neuralscape.com> wrote:


> BTW, centos 5 runs a modified ext3 filesystem. So,
> that is an issue you'll need to come to terms with
> in moving to other kernels.

We've not seen any issues running mainline kernels
(2.6.30.x at present) with CentOS 5, what issues have
you seen with this ?

> FYI, fedora core 12 runs the 2.6.31 kernel.

2.6.31 also introduces new (better?) support for MCE's
on the k10h family of CPUs (Barcelona, Shanghai), though
if you (like us) have scripts that parse /var/log/mcelog
you'll need to look at the data in /sys instead.

Christopher Samuel - (03) 9925 4751 - Systems Manager
 The Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing
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