> > I just installed RH 7.1 w/SGI's CD and the kernel on it. The server is
> > co-located, about 400 miles away...
> Is this the VIA chip set box? Evil stuff... ;-)
It's an Abit VP6 motherboard. I've heard good reports from it, so that
*better* not be the problem!!!
> Well, I certainly experienced f/s corruption when I compiled with RH's gcc
> 2.96-81, which went away when I recompiled with 2.91-66.
But what is the kernel shipped on the CD compiled with? That's what I'm
using. I know Red Hat uses 2.96 to compile their kernel, so I dunno if SGI
did the same.
> You might be better off using a later XFS kernel from the CVS, but at this
> stage, I'd still be very leery of putting the f/s on a co-lo box 400 miles
> away... especially with VIA hardware, which is known to be broken in
> various ways (refer to Alan Cox, Andre Hedrick and Ingo Molnar's comments
> on this issue on linux-kernel etc.)
I think I'm starting to lean toward telling them to install the latest stable
Debian with ext2...... :-)