kernel needed to infiniband OFED to Opensuse 12.4

Hi!
I need to connect to an InfiniBand network. I have installed 64-bit x86-64 opensuse 11.4 with kernel 2.6.37.
The infiniband melanox interface driver supports kernel revision 2.6.31.
I want to know that we can do, if you get down to Kernel 2.6.31 or is there another way to compile the driver for infiniband interface?
Thanks people.:wink:

(sorry, I mean Opensuse 11.4… not 12.4…!!)

Hi
Is there a source file that you can rebuild or is it a binary blob?

A link to what you downloaded may help…

Else you would need to run SLES 11 SP1…


Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
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On 02/02/2012 06:05 PM, malcolmlewis wrote:
> Else you would need to run SLES 11 SP1…

yep, i was gonna ask: What does the InfiniBand network maker/seller
suggest as ‘supported’ Linux systems…

i’ll bet that it is some version of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES)
and not openSUSE.


DD
Read what Distro Watch writes: http://tinyurl.com/SUSEonDW

HI, this is the link https://www.openfabrics.org/downloads/OFED/release_notes/OFED_1.5.3.2_release_notes
Says… “supported plataform…- OpenSuSE 11.2 2.6.31.5-0.1-default *”

I have OpenSuse 11.4 kernel 2.6.37; need 2.6.31 to run this driver OFED ?
tks.

Hi DenverD… I need to install a physical Mellanox interface Inifiniband technology network… and mellanox support only SLES…
Can use the openfabric site drivers to install this interface ?..
Need to buy a SLES license ?
Thks.

On 02/02/2012 08:46 PM, 20745788 wrote:
>
> Hi DenverD… I need to install a physical Mellanox interface
> Inifiniband technology network… and mellanox support only SLES…

> Can use the openfabric site drivers to install this interface ?..

i have no idea anything about openfabric site drivers…can you ask
openfabric that question?

> Need to buy a SLES license ?

no, it has an open license (i think, i’ve never run it nor looked at its
license: you can learn all you want at suse.com)…

however, if you want security patch and update support past the initial
60 (or maybe 90) days you will need to purchase that support…it is
very inexpensive…i mean, like about the same as an annual cost of the
best anti-virus package you must buy for MS (and WAY less that the
license hit for any MS, SUN, IBM or other server)

so, i see your other post and its “supported plataform OpenSuSE 11.2
2.6.31.5-0.1-default” and mention openSUSE 11.2 went past its end of
life on May 12th 2011…however, there is a life extension program
outlined here: http://tinyurl.com/4aflkpy it may be just what you need…

i wonder, did you (or your employer) buy the hardware you will run on,
and did someone pay for the infiniband melanox interface, and will
anyone have to pay a fee to be connected to that infiniband network, or
buy the electricity and cooling to run the machines?

was any of that free?

and one last thing: i see in your cite: “On SLES10 SP3, the kernel
2.6.16.60-0.54.5 should be updated to 2.6.16.60-0.59.1 or later. The
original kernel may cause kernel panic during ‘/etc/init.d/openibd
restart’.” and want to point to that or later which may mean that
the openSUSE 11.4’s kernel may work just fine–be we can’t answer
that, you must ask that question of the folks who wrote
http://tinyurl.com/6wm6m9b

and, be advised: openSUSE 11.4’s security patch and update support ends
on September 15th 2012 <cite: http://en.opensuse.org/Lifetime> at which
time you (or someone) will have to install and setup a new system or
run with no security upgrades or what? well, you could pay the less
than a cup-of-coffee a day (i guess, i do not know…but it is i think
like $60 a year in the USA)to support the enterprise version of SUSE or
Red Hat…

questions about SLES are best directed to http://tinyurl.com/422mrnu,
Red Hat i am not sure of their address…


DD
Read what Distro Watch writes: http://tinyurl.com/SUSEonDW

Hi
You could look at evergreen, they are prepping for an 11.2 build?
http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Evergreen

Looks like provide src rpms, have you tried rebuilding them? You will
need at a minimum, make, gcc, kernel-source, linux-kernel-syms and
linux-kernel-headers installed.

If it’s a long term production environment, then you would need to
consider SLES…


Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
openSUSE 12.1 (x86_64) Kernel 3.1.9-1.4-desktop
up 1 day 16:43, 4 users, load average: 0.11, 0.08, 0.05
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