INN under Linux..

bill davidsen davidsen at
Tue May 1 15:54:01 UTC 2001

In article <20010427162935.C23935 at>,
Fabien Tassin  <fta at> wrote:

| Anyone running INN 2.4-CURRENT under Linux with largefile (for CNFS)
| and himem (>> 1GB) with or without SMP ?
| I'm running a similar box for months now, with kernel 2.4.[0-3], glibc 2.1.3
| and Perl 5.005.03. I'm experiencing a lot of kernel crashes/freezes/BUG()
| since I'm using himem. Removing SMP helps a little bit but it
| still crashes randomly.

  I'm running 2.4.3 with glibc-2.2 and it's running okay with
CURRENT-20010411 and a full feed. I couldn't get the performance out of
2.2.anything, SMP was less efficient, network throughput was less, etc,
etc. Oh, perl 5.6.1 with largefile, otherwise the perl stuff doesn't
work. I believe it's configed for 4GB of memory, not highmem (64GB),
since I only have 2GB installed.

| I'm tempted to fall back to kernel 2.2.19 but I'm not sure it will fit
| my needs (largefile/himem/SMP).
| Thoughts ?

  By the time you patch all the features into 2.2 you may well be
running less tested code than with 2.4. That's my feeling. I read that
there was some minor issue with 2.4.4, 2.4.5-pre1 is out, as is ac1, I
think that's a good idea if you want to upgrade again.
bill davidsen <davidsen at>
  CTO, TMR Associates, Inc
Doing interesting things with little computers since 1979.

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