SMP support with the scyld package
keithu at parl.clemson.edu
Mon Mar 26 15:19:03 PST 2001
Ok, try booting the master SMP (even if it is a UP box, it's ok). That
should do it. Not sure why, but I seem to remember having that problem
when I had an SMP master and UP nodes.
On Mon, 26 Mar 2001, Carpenter, Dean wrote:
> Ah ha. OK, I found that on the CD, and installed it
> rpm -i kernel-smp-2.2.17-33.beo.i686.rpm
> No problem, and I see the new kernel in /boot and the modules in
> So I change /boot/vmlinuz to point to the new kernel, and then create the
> netboot image ...
> beoboot -d -2 -n -k /boot/vmlinuz-2.2.17-33.beosmp -m
> That chews for a little while, and the debug output looks OK. I noticed
> that it recreated the /var/beowulf/boot.img file though ... Why ?
> In any case, I reboot on of the dual nodes with the *existing* boot floppy
> (created last week from beosetup gui) and it appears to come up OK, but not
> all the way. The log shows that it's still trying to use the UP modules in
> Dang. I thought the phase 1 kernel on the floppy was a generic one (from
> /boot/vmlinuz.beoboot, which is just a symlink to
> vmlinuz-2.2.17-33.beobeoboot :) just to get to the master node to boot the
> "real" kernel - the smp one just installed. Hmmm, OK, recreate the floppy
> from the gui. I don't think it should be different, but just in case.
> This is worse. It dies while loading vmlinuz, asking for another boot disk.
> Ah ha (again). I just noticed module-info in /boot, pointing to the UP
> modules-info-2.2.17-33.beo file rather than the smp one. I just changed
> that and rebooted a couple of the dual nodes. We'll see.
> Nope. Systems booted from the old floppy still try to use the UP modules in
> So where exactly do all the kernels fit in ?
> /boot/vmlinuz-2.2.17-33.beobeoboot aka vmlinuz.beoboot
> /var/beowulf/boot.img What's the connection between these
> for the floppy ?
> Sorry for being thick here ...
> Dean Carpenter
> Principal Architect
> Purdue Pharma
> dean.carpenter at pharma.com
> deano at areyes.com
> 94TT :)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jag [mailto:agrajag at linuxpower.org]
> Sent: Monday, March 26, 2001 3:22 PM
> To: Carpenter, Dean
> Cc: 'beowulf at beowulf.org'
> Subject: Re: SMP support with the scyld package
> On Mon, 26 Mar 2001, Carpenter, Dean wrote:
> > Hummm. I see that it ships with the 2.2.17 sources, but I don't see any
> > kernels lying around ...
> It's in the kernel-smp package.
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Keith Underwood Parallel Architecture Research Lab (PARL)
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