From: Petar (petar_at_escape.net.au)
Date: Mon 10 Nov 2003 - 14:57:48 GMT
I wimped out and installed a basic RH9 install on the box to check
the native HT support which works well. The box has 2.4.20-8
kernel and boots the SMP variant by default.
Is there a kernel patch for this stock version that I could use or
must I use a later version? If so, where does it live?
Anyone aware of a readme that will take me through the kernel
patching process (many years of Windows machine but only months
of linux time so still learning)?
I had a look on linux-vserver.org but either I'm blind (probably)
or the info is buried deep and out of sight.
I have the intel e1000 nic drivers installed so at least the box
can talk to the world.
If I can get this working I will ask questions about how to put my
workflow process to operating up on a page somewhere for other
novices to follow. I have the advantage of really doing most of
this for the first time which can make for lots of detail for others :-)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sam Vilain" <sam_at_vilain.net>
To: <vserver_at_lists.tuxbox.dk>; "Petar" <petar_at_escape.net.au>
Sent: Sunday, November 09, 2003 1:28 AM
Subject: Re: [Vserver] RH8 + P4 Hyperthreading - what is needed?
> On Sat, 08 Nov 2003 14:57, Petar wrote;
> > Being a bit of a novice I thought I would ask before blundering in
> > on a new server build to test this Vserver stuff.
> > Is a pre-built RH 8.0 rpm kernel available that will also support
> > the Pentium 4 Hyperthreading technology or must I download and
> > build from source? Any tricks I might need to know as far as
> > config parameters to get his working in this config? Does this
> > fall under the SMP specs in the kernel or is HT support built into
> > the standard kernel?
> You need to enable ACPI for the HyperThreading to be enabled,
> apparently. Config option CONFIG_ACPI_HT_ONLY, under general setup.
> If you have any problems with the standard kernel, you might have more
> luck with the Alan Cox kernel, as it is what Red Hat have based their
> kernel on in the past, and is generally better for hardware support on
> high end hardware. Note: there is a question mark over the future of
> the -ac kernels is uncertain as apparently Alan is retraining.
> The -ac patch is at:
> on your local ftp.kernel.org mirror.
> Vserver patch for that kernel is at:
> You will need util-vserver 0.24 rather than Jacque's vserver to
> support this kernel, as it is based on an pre-1.1.0 version of the
> kernel patch.
> Sam Vilain, sam_at_vilain.net
> Science has proof without any certainty. Creationists have
> certainty without any proof.
> ASHLEY MONTAGUE
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