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Re: Problems with SMP version of XFS RH 7.1 installer

To: erich@xxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Problems with SMP version of XFS RH 7.1 installer
From: Steve Lord <lord@xxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 23 May 2001 14:38:18 -0500
Cc: Steve Lord <lord@xxxxxxx>, linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
In-reply-to: Message from erich@xxxxxxxx of "Wed, 23 May 2001 12:00:25 PDT." <E152drt-0000Lp-00@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sender: owner-linux-xfs@xxxxxxxxxxx
> 
> I think I found the problem, and it isn't XFS-related, though the
> performance of the cvs tree I got on tuesday seems noticably better.
> I still see some issues with large file transfers pushing everything
> out of memory, but I imagine that's a 2.4 kernel VM tuning
> issue.
> 
> The problem is that the RH 7.1 SMP kernel configuration defaults to having
> a few bits of APM turned on, and on some SMP boxen, APM is seriously busted
> once you activate the other processors and causes weird/buggy behavior/
> occasional crashes unless you remove it from the kernel configuration.
> I will do some more checking to see if it works with anything enabled at
> all, but in any case I'm filing this in Bugzilla at RedHat and I'll wrangle
> it out with them.

Interesting (Steve goes and turns off apm in in his own smp .config file)

> 
> Hopefully I can get to XFS on GRUB now.  ;)

Looks like there is plenty to do there ;-)

Steve




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