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Re: kernel 2.4 for opteron?

Hello All!

On Sat, 11 Jun 2005, Paolo Alexis Falcone wrote:

On 6/11/05, hubert depesz lubaczewski <depesz@gmail.com> wrote:

we just recently had kernel panic with 2.6.8. we had similiar things
earlier with our xeon boxes, and then - downgrading to 2.4.27 helped.
is there anywhere apt repository with 2.4 kernel-images built for opteron smp?
i can build it myself, but i'd prefer using ready made kernels.

You can run your Opteron in 32-bit mode, but that would've made your
smoking Opteron setup into an expensive 32-bit machine :)

As for 64-bit Linux 2.4 kernels on Opteron - forget it. You're
encounter more problems than you'd want to wish for given that setup.

I might be missing something obvious here, but I'm using a cluster running dual Opterons with the "2.4.21-27.ELsmp" kernel. It's a Rocks cluster based on Red Hat, but I don't see why it wouldn't work for Debian systems. AFAIK, a lot of stuff has been back ported to this one. No SATA though. Also, this was just an example, there could be even "better" Opteron 2.4 kernels out there.

Don't know about ready-made Debian kernel packages, but at least there are source RPM's.

Have a nice day,
    Mikael J.

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