[Lustre-discuss] Patchless server
adilger at sun.com
Sat Oct 11 09:03:37 PDT 2008
On Oct 08, 2008 07:51 -0500, Josh Abadie wrote:
> Excellent question. In our particular situation, we have all of our servers
> running OFED 1.2 and the redhat kernel 2.6.9-55. In order to get more
> stability, we would like to upgrade to the latest lustre verstion, but that
> is not possible without upgrading the kernel, infiniband stack and all IB
> dependent libraries. In essense, we have to rebuild our entire cluster to
> do that because the latest lustre does not support our kernel, and the
> kernel it does support is not supported by our infiniband stack. It's very
> annoying, actually. It would be awesome if Sun supported a few kernels
> behind the latest and greatest.
Why not just rebuild Lustre against your current kernel?
Sr. Staff Engineer, Lustre Group
Sun Microsystems of Canada, Inc.
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