[OpenAFS] RedHat Itanium kernel module naming convention

Derek Atkins warlord@MIT.EDU
Tue, 01 Aug 2006 12:52:24 -0400

I don't have an itanium or any way to test the RPMS on such a

Just so I understand what you're saying, you need to use the
openafs.o kernel module from the openafs-kernel-smp RPM on
your system?

Is there such a thing as a non-SMP itanium RHEL3 system?


"John W. Sopko Jr." <sopko@cs.unc.edu> writes:

> I have 2 old HP Itanium workstations I need to maintain. They were
> running OpenAFS 1.2.13. They run Red Hat Enterprise 3. I needed to
> patch the things and decided to build OpenAFS 1.4.1.
> I installed the OpenAFS src.rpm and the build went fine. I installed
> the rpms fine. But there is some confusion with the kernel names on Red
> Hat Enterprise for the Itanium. RHEL3 only comes with a "kernel" rpm,
> no "kernel-smp" rpm. The itanium only come with the multiprocessor
> rpm called "kernel." My machines have 2 processors and they are both
> running, according to the top command and the /proc/cpuinfo file.
> Of course I searched Red Hats site and the internet and could not find any 
> info on this topic.
> I installed the kernel-source rpm, the OpenAFS rpmbuild creates an
> openafs-kernel and a openafs-kernel-smp module.
> If I install the openafs-kernel rpm the module loads
> fine but the afsd complains on startup:
> afsd: Error -1 in basic initialization
> rpm will complain if I try to install openaf-kernel-smp becuase of a
> kernel-smp dependency. Even if I force the install the module will not
> get loaded because the /lib/modules/2.4.21-47.ELsmp/ dir will not contain
> the proper kernel-smp config files because there is no
> kernel-smp module tree.
> Anyway, I used rpm2cpio to extract the openafs-kernel-smp
> openafs.o module and replaced the openafs-kernel module shown below.
> The afsd and cache manager seems to work fine.
> /lib/modules/2.4.21-47.EL/kernel/fs/openafs/openafs.o
> Just wondering if someone can shed some light on this subject.
> That is the configuration not so much the error. I understand the
> openafs-kernel-smp has to be used with the kernel-smp else you get
> the error.

       Derek Atkins, SB '93 MIT EE, SM '95 MIT Media Laboratory
       Member, MIT Student Information Processing Board  (SIPB)
       URL: http://web.mit.edu/warlord/    PP-ASEL-IA     N1NWH
       warlord@MIT.EDU                        PGP key available