Date: Fri, 4 Sep 2009 14:46:58 +0200 (CEST)
From: Robert M. Stockmann <email@example.com>
Subject: Version 18.104.22.168 of Crash Recovery Kit for Linux (fwd)
Dear Support Dept,
With the below recovery/ migration tool i was able to migrate a old
redhat 7.3 installation from a near dead Tyan machine to the SuperMicro
X7SB3-F inside a SuperMicro SC813M , expanded with a 3Ware 9690SA
SAS/SATA PCIe Controller. The only thing needed was a rebuild/update of
the linux-2.4 kernel to version 22.214.171.124 patched with Intel driver
v0.5.11.2, for Intel(R) PRO/1000 PCIe Gigabit, e1000e.o, which i
adjusted to compile with gcc-2.95.3 on the linux-2.4 i386 platform.
Also added was the 3Ware 3w-9xxx v2.4-9.5.1, supporting the 3Ware
9690SA SAS/SATA PCIe.
I must say that your Intel Xeon based offerings supply a lot
of bang for the buck, while maintaining a rock-solid server
PS. Because e1000e.o falls back to legacy interrupts, bypassing
the complicated PCIe NAPI structure from linux-2.6 and
also bypassing the MSI and MSI-X interrupt work-queue
patch-work, I believe i may have running here the Dual Intel® 82574L
PCI-E Gigabit LAN devices as real-time Gigabit. At least
the result feels rock-solid here. Network stress tests
on Gigabit switch backbones and teaming bonding the
two e1000e.o devices is what i cannot perform here.
Maybe your department can put this raw real-time Gigabit,
driver to the test.
Robert M. Stockmann - RHCE
Network Engineer - UNIX/Linux Specialist