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Re: [condor-users] Fedora
- Date: Thu, 2 Oct 2003 10:48:02 -0500
- From: Erik Paulson <epaulson@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [condor-users] Fedora
On Thu, Oct 02, 2003 at 10:16:33AM +0100, Adam Mercer wrote:
> Just wondering what are the plans for supported Linux distributions now
> that Red Hat 9 is going to the last release of Red Hat as we know it,
> Fedora from now on. Are you staying with Fedora/Red Hat?
We really don't know.
Currently, Condor is mostly distribution-agnostic - our dynamically-linked
binaries just ask for glibc, so running Condor with just vanilla, Globus, and
Java universe jobs usually just works on any given distribution.
Where we're most sensitive to different Linux distributions is in the
checkpointing and remote system call code. Portions of that code are written
in C++, and require us to link with C++ support libraries and conform to the
C++ ABI that the compiler is expecting. Sadly, the past couple of Redaht
releases have all changed the C++ ABI in each release and made our life
difficult. We're also sensitive to the glibc on the machine, since we need to
catch all file-access calls to convert them into remote system calls, and the
C library has a number of entry points that are sort of "hidden" that take
a while for us to find and code for.
The last thing big that will get us are entries in /dev that represent the
keyboard and mouse - some distributions use devfs, some dont, and so forth.
As for Redhat Fedora, we're still scratching our heads. If I had to guess
now, I'd say that's what our main "supported" distribution will be, because
I think that's where most of our current users will migrate to. Over the
next 6 to 8 weeks I think the we'll start to get a better picture of where
people are going, and we'll try and keep people informed of what our plans
> Adam Mercer
> Astrophysics & Space Research
> School of Physics and Astronomy Tel: +44 (0)121 414 3721
> University of Birmingham Fax: +44 (0)121 414 3722
> B15 2TT, UK
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