[PVFS2-users] Questions on Installing PVFS2 on a cluster
poznick at conwaycorp.net
Thu Dec 2 20:28:56 EST 2004
Thus spake Xiuduan Fang:
> 1. The nodes on the cluster run the 2.4.20 kernel while the 2.6.x
> kernel is currently recommended. I checked the quick start guide to
> PVFS2. The document does not say the performance differences on these
> two version kernels. I am wondering if I should ask the system staff
> to take time to update the kernel. Are there any compelling reasons to
> do so?
There are reasons for using a 2.6.x kernel when you have a newer
userspace, but you should be fine with a 2.4.20 kernel.
> 2. We want to allocate 5 nodes as server and 5 as clients. The system
> staff said this would be a big problem because configuring 5 nodes as
> servers would require re-partitioning their disks. But the quick start
> guide just mentions that we need to create a storage space and does
> not mention repartitioning. Is repartitioning neccessary?
Repartitioning is not strictly necessary. PVFS2 can point at any
directory for its storage space.
Nathan Poznick <poznick at conwaycorp.net>
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a preparation for life; education is life itself. - John Dewey
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