[Openmcl-devel] Newest lx86cl64 crashes on newest RedHat

Tim Bradshaw tfb at tfeb.org
Wed Apr 6 03:56:04 PDT 2011

On 6 Apr 2011, at 10:59, Paul Meurer wrote:

>> 2.6.18 is several years old (was released in 2006), though it looks
>> like the particular kernel you're using was built more recently (with
>> an unknown set of mystery patches.)
> I see. It's our IT department who does the updating, and I was in the belief that they updated to new versions. Surprise.

Assuming this is RHEL, then Redhat's policy is to ship very old kernels with stuff you might want from newer kernels backported into it.  2.6.18 is the current RHEL 5 kernel I think, but RHEL's 2.6.18 may bear only passing resemblance to what 2.6.18 otherwise was.  I went to a couple of talks by RH people (the place I work's most recent random platform lurch is to RHEL), and I think the underlying reason is Linux's somewhat loose idea of self-compatibility.

(RHEL6 might be 2.32.<something>).
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