From: Jiann-Ming Su <jsu2@em...> - 2004-02-27 16:33:37
On Fri, 27 Feb 2004, Aneesh Kumar KV wrote:
> Jiann-Ming Su wrote:
> >I was playing around with another debian ssi install and noticed something
> >a bit misleading on the install instructions. "apt-get install openssi"
> >does not install the openssi kernel. This probably needs to be made
> >clear to the users. Or, make it so that apt does download the openssi
> >kernel as well.
> OK I will update the doc. Thanks for catching this. I am not yet
> comfortable in building a kernel package. I don't like the way the
> kernel images are updated and lilo.conf and grub.conf are handled in
> debian. Any how I am learning how to do it in a better way.
Another thing I noticed is the general instructions on how to configure
the kernel for openssi is no longer on the website. That is, what
options need to be turned on? Kernel 2.4.20-30.9 from CVS only has
a single "Clustering" option with a couple of node monitor parameters. The
previous kernel had "SSI Clustering," "CFS," and "MOSIX Load Leveling for
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From: Brian J. Watson <Brian.J.Watson@hp...> - 2004-02-27 22:30:09
Jiann-Ming Su wrote:
> Another thing I noticed is the general instructions on how to configure
> the kernel for openssi is no longer on the website.
Sorry about that. They were out-of-date and causing some confusion. I
can add something to INSTALL.cvs about this.
> That is, what
> options need to be turned on? Kernel 2.4.20-30.9 from CVS only has
> a single "Clustering" option with a couple of node monitor parameters. The
> previous kernel had "SSI Clustering," "CFS," and "MOSIX Load Leveling for
You need Initial RAM Disk support (under Block Devices) and /dev file
system support (under File systems). You should also set the default RAM
disk size to 9000. Then you should see the SSI Clustering, CFS, and Load
Most of this was in the help section for SSI Clustering, but since you
can't see that option, you can't see its help section. I've copied the
information to the help section for the Clustering option, so that it's
easier to find.