[Openmcl-devel] Newest lx86cl64 crashes on newest RedHat

Paul Meurer Paul.Meurer at uni.no
Wed Apr 6 04:39:25 PDT 2011

You are right. Our IT people confirmed that what they installed was the newest RHEL5.

Am 06.04.2011 um 12:56 schrieb Tim Bradshaw:

> 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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