[Lustre-discuss] Kernel Oops on the stock RHEL 4 kernel?

Andreas Dilger adilger at sun.com
Sat Oct 11 22:24:23 PDT 2008

On Oct 10, 2008  15:02 -0400, Jason Williams wrote:
> What about Guy's comments about running the OST on a machine that also 
> has the filesystem mounted via lustre client?  Is that still technically 
> unsupported in 1.6.6?

Technically yes, but if you have enough RAM (i.e. your application is not
consuming all of the client RAM) it _probably_ won't be an issue.  There
is a risk of deadlock due to the VM if you run client-on-server, but in
most cases this doesn't get hit.

The bigger issue in most cases is that if one of your clients dies then
the data on that client will not be accessible.

Cheers, Andreas
Andreas Dilger
Sr. Staff Engineer, Lustre Group
Sun Microsystems of Canada, Inc.

More information about the lustre-discuss mailing list