[CentOS] Re: BUG: soft lockup - CPU#1 stuck for 61s!

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Tue Jul 29 15:47:59 UTC 2008

on 7-29-2008 4:44 AM Johnny Hughes spake the following:
> Scott Silva wrote:
>>> I choose CentOS because I believe it is the most stable OS in
>>> commodity machines.
>>> But I don't know how to do when facing the trouble.
>>> The difference lies in that I patched a PF_RING patch in original
>>> kernel and recompiled
>>> the kernel to run my machines. I wonder whether the patched kernel
>>> crashes the CentOS
>>> because PF_RING automatically downloads the kernel codes from
>>> www.kernel.org, but not
>>> the one from www.centos.org? Or, the centOS holds the bugs in its 
>>> distribution?
>> When you use a custom kernel, you usually get to keep the pieces.
>> Go buy a new car and change the engine and then see if they honor the 
>> warranty.
>> We stopped using Dell machines some time ago. For some reason there 
>> reliability has been steadily falling. I don't know if they are doing 
>> non-standard stuff in their bios's or just using less than optimal 
>> hardware to cut costs, but I probably won't go back.
> well ... my $work has been using dell exclusively for servers and 
> workstations for 5 years.
> I have had no real issues with either the poweredge servers or the 
> desktops and Dell has always sent parts in a timely manner to replace 
> any broken system under warranty.
> We don't have too many servers (about 20 in 5 locations) or workstations 
> (about 150 in 5 locations) but I have had no problem with Dell machines 
> or their service ... maybe I am just lucky.
> Thanks,
> Johnny Hughes
I'm glad you are happy. We have had problems from techs wanting credit cards 
to secure parts delivery, to billing and account problems. Also shipping of 
completely different systems then what was ordered. Our purchasing department 
will not even deal with Dell anymore. They even sent a disputed bill to a 
collection agency

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