[Lustre-discuss] Patchless server

Mag Gam magawake at gmail.com
Sat Oct 11 09:08:05 PDT 2008

I suspect the big problem being, when you modify the kernel you lose
support from vendors. Thats alteast our case.

On Sat, Oct 11, 2008 at 12:03 PM, Andreas Dilger <adilger at sun.com> wrote:
> 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?
> Cheers, Andreas
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