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Re: anyone running smp?

On Sat, Dec 07, 2002 at 04:07:14PM -0500, Tom Vier wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 07, 2002 at 02:51:55PM +0100, Helge Kreutzmann wrote:
> > 
> > Which compiler ?
> 2.95.4, from debian stable. i also have 3.0.4 from stable installed.


This is a long-known problem with 2.95.4; I know there must be archive
postings on this because I made some of them... ;-}

Have you tried 3.0.4 on the same sources?

> i'll try building the latest gcc from testing or unstable and
> getting the redhat src rpm and looking at the patches. the mainline
> kernel should work, though, i mean in principle. redhat should push
> those changes upstream.

IMHO, it's NOT the RH patches that make the difference, but the
compiler.  I've been building 2.4.18 through 2.4.20 from the stock
sources, both SMP and UP, using RH's GCC 2.96, with no problems other
than the known one with the SW RAID1 code (patch available).

IIRC, the patches in RH 7.2 for Alpha's 2.4.9-32.5 kernel are

1. Alan Cox's -acX (not sure which was used), plus some RH IA64 ones
2. backports (by us) of things that had gone into later kernels (2.4.10 on)
3. additional HW support for new (development) machines
4. driver mods ("feral" driver for QLogic, and large mem mods to DAC960)


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