LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Red Hat
User Name
Password
Red Hat This forum is for the discussion of Red Hat Linux.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 03-23-2005, 11:23 AM   #1
geomon
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2005
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
redhat kernel upgrade


Hi all, I am doing the kernel upgrade on my redhat 9 server. Currently the kernel i have is 2.4.20-9smp.
However, I am confused which package I should download from the redhat site, since it lists packages according to the architecture of the cpu and I am not sure what the architecture of my cpu's are.
Uptime info says the following
#uptime
Linux prov1 2.4.20-9smp #1 SMP Wed Apr 2 13:28:49 EST 2003 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

This shows that I have two cpus that are i686 and one is i386.
The following is the /proc/cpuinfo output
# cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor : 0
vendor_id : GenuineIntel
cpu family : 15
model : 2
model name : Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 2.40GHz
stepping : 9
cpu MHz : 2386.889
cache size : 512 KB
physical id : 0
siblings : 2
fdiv_bug : no
hlt_bug : no
f00f_bug : no
coma_bug : no
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 2
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm
bogomips : 4757.91

processor : 1
vendor_id : GenuineIntel
cpu family : 15
model : 2
model name : Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 2.40GHz
stepping : 9
cpu MHz : 2386.889
cache size : 512 KB
physical id : 0
siblings : 2
fdiv_bug : no
hlt_bug : no
f00f_bug : no
coma_bug : no
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 2
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm
bogomips : 4771.02

processor : 2
vendor_id : GenuineIntel
cpu family : 15
model : 2
model name : Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 2.40GHz
stepping : 9
cpu MHz : 2386.889
cache size : 512 KB
physical id : 3
siblings : 2
fdiv_bug : no
hlt_bug : no
f00f_bug : no
coma_bug : no
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 2
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm
bogomips : 4771.02

processor : 3
vendor_id : GenuineIntel
cpu family : 15
model : 2
model name : Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 2.40GHz
stepping : 9
cpu MHz : 2386.889
cache size : 512 KB
physical id : 3
siblings : 2
fdiv_bug : no
hlt_bug : no
f00f_bug : no
coma_bug : no
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 2
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm
bogomips : 4771.02

How do I find out what architecture the cpus are in a redhat server.
Thanks in advance,

-g
 
Old 03-23-2005, 05:13 PM   #2
ricstirato
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: Gießen, Germany
Distribution: Xubuntu 12.04, Mythbuntu, Ubuntu Server 12.04
Posts: 174

Rep: Reputation: 24
I suppose you meant "uname -a" when you wrote "uptime"? ;-)
This gives you information about the currently running kernel. Your output is a bit special; my Debian 3.0 and Red Hat 7.2 boxes' uname gives only one architecture info, which is the architecture the kernel was compiled for.

I suppose the output you posted means your system has two i686 CPUs and was compiled for i386.

Relevant is the cpuinfo output. You have a quad or (probably) dual hyperthreading Xeon 2.4 system, which is surely i686.
This means you should be able to use any x86 kernel, but i686 is recommended. Also take the SMP variant if you don't want 75% of your CPU power to be unused.

Regards
ric.
 
Old 03-26-2005, 03:04 PM   #3
misc
Senior Member
 
Registered: Apr 2003
Distribution: Red Hat + Fedora
Posts: 1,084

Rep: Reputation: 54
Get a kernel-smp-VERSION.i686.rpm
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
redhat 7.2 Kernel upgrade contiang Red Hat 1 12-28-2004 11:11 PM
Redhat 9.0 kernel upgrade redhat_help Red Hat 1 05-15-2004 05:43 AM
Redhat 7.3 Kernel Upgrade acidbreez Linux - Newbie 2 08-24-2003 11:59 PM
redhat kernel upgrade dragon Linux - Software 0 02-20-2002 09:20 AM
Kernel Upgrade w/ RedHat 7.1 TranceDj Linux - Software 0 08-18-2001 08:32 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Red Hat

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:10 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration