Re: smp problems on AlphaServer 4100
On Fri, 24 Feb 2006, Steve Langasek wrote:
On Fri, Feb 24, 2006 at 09:47:04AM -0800, Bill MacAllister wrote:
You should be able to do that, but you will also need an initramfs generator
package, since 2.6.15 doesn't support devfs and initrd-tools depends on
devfs for operation. If you already have a 2.6 kernel running, the easiest
should be to install yaird and linux-image-2.6.15-1-alpha-smp; those should
be the only two packages you need from etch.
But also note that since you mention you're using qlogic drivers, the
problem described at
I've hit that when trying to run a 2.6.15 compiled using the debian config
on a UP2000+ system (based on DP264, same as the DS20) with two EV68ALs. I
haven't tried a uniprocesser kernel, just compiling one up now.
We (UCC) actually have a few of these machines spare as we got 7 donated
at once, so if it was really necessary we could ship you one, but from its
size and weight  shipping to the US looks like it'd cost $200+, which
we can't affford. Linux Australia does hold some money for Debian  and
I guess it could be used as a buildd with the addition of some disks 
as it's quite beefy - 833MHz CPUs and 2GB of RAM.
 It's 3RU high and as long as a full 19" rack.
 and if using IDE disks, a PCI IDE controller, as the onboard one is
limited to 4MB/s
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