[openib-general] Announce: preview RPMs for FC-4 and RHEL-4available
halr at voltaire.com
Fri Nov 18 06:01:13 PST 2005
On Fri, 2005-11-18 at 08:47, Doug Ledford wrote:
> Thomas Moschny wrote:
> > The patch seems to work here, thanks. The machines are up now, and at least
> > IPoIB is working.
> I should have new kernels on the site sometime today (version
> OpenIB_3965.3) that fix this. I only have enough quota space for one
> set of kernel rpms, so once they are up, the others are gone.
> > There seems to be a (minor?) problem with opensm -o, it aborts:
> [ Snip ]
> > Exiting SM
> > *** glibc detected *** double free or corruption (!prev): 0x6000000000067970
> > ***
> > Aborted
> > Subsequent runs of opensm hang in flush_cpu_workqueue or
> > rwsem_down_failed_common.
> BTW, can you try forcing opensm to run single threaded on it's first
> invocation and see if that fixes this?
> Also, do people generally feel that opensm is stable enough to start
> converting it to a proper system daemon?
At this point, my opinion is that it's good for small networks and more
stable larger networks (I will get you the scale in a subsequent email
if that is of interest). It still has a little ways to go before I would
say it is ready for prime time. That's just my assesment after coming
back from SC05 but there were a lot of flaky links and a lot of new
equipment as well as a lot of different equipment never before put
together on that scale. More will follow on the list. However, see
> By that I mean things like not
> having it spew a bunch of informational messages to stdout when in
> daemon mode, putting in an actual daemon option, ability to write and
> handle a pid file, handling of putting itself in the background and
> disassociating from the controlling tty, etc. If so, I'll start coding
> that up and send through a patch. The current init.d startup script has
> some rather ugly hackery to get around the current opensm's very daemon
> unfriendly behavior...
I think these would all be good improvements (and some were mentioned at
SC05) so I would appreciate patches for these to move OpenSM forward as
quickly as possible.
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