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Old 10-31-2003, 10:05 AM   #1
maorh
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Question SMP and KERNEL Issue?


Does someone know if i could take the KERNEL SRPM's from the

RedHat 9 CD and compile it on my RedHat 8 machine?

Also if this action is possible then i would like to know if my Linux

(after the new kernel was compiled and installed) will support a

Dual-CPU on this machine (Proliant ML370 machine)?


Thanks for you time
 
Old 10-31-2003, 12:11 PM   #2
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It should work and dual cpu support is supported in all linux kernel's. Just be sure to include the support when compiling.
 
Old 10-31-2003, 06:58 PM   #3
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Could you please direct me to a good reository where i could download the Latest Linux Kernel's SRPM?
also and most important is if you could point me to some instructions/HOWTO page where i could learn to compile a Kernel on Linux machine? (i know how to install/replace kernel so i'm only interest in learning how to compile kernel for RH-8)

Many thanks.
 
Old 10-31-2003, 08:16 PM   #4
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http://kerneltrap.org/ has a tutorial.

for the latest source, go to: www.kernel.org
 
Old 11-01-2003, 01:22 AM   #5
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moarh, in regard to your Redhat version, Redhat 8 does detect automatically for SMP. Redhat started doing this since Redhat 7, and starting from kernels 2.4.19 the SMP became a default selection in the kernel, because even if you don't have SMP, the kernel will not be affected by enabling SMP even if you don't have.
But, the question is why are you concluding you don't have the SMP support enabled? what are you basing this on?, I could almost bet that you do have SMP support enabled.

In regard to the kernel. The kernel that you will download and compile is not an RPM kernel, it is the vanilla source code of the kernel from www.kernel.org,
The only way for you to use the RPM of the kernel is if you upgrade your kernel via up2date with Redhat. Otherwise you will have to download the kernel, uncompress it, configure it, compile it, and then boot it.

tell us more!

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