[RC5] FATAL: kernel too old
dovereem at columbus.rr.com
Wed Dec 25 01:28:39 EST 2002
Hi folks. I subscribed here cause I am having my very first problem
with the dnet client... Perhaps someone can help. Here is the story:
I've got three servers that I tried to upgrade to the newest client
(v2.9001.478) with rc5-72 support tonight. This was successful on two
of the servers.
"tyler", the web server, was a miserable failure. The oldest of the
set, it has redhat 5.2 with kernel 2.0.36 installed in May of 1998. On
dnetc startup I got:
FATAL: kernel too old
Now, I understand your first reaction, "dude, what on earth are you
running that ancient kernel for???"...
You are right, the kernel should be upgraded. HOWEVER, I maintain the
machine by ssh and do not have physical access without a very long
drive. It is 400 miles away. Given that it has been running for over 4
years, I am very leery of doing anything that may topple the house of
cards :-( If I try to upgrade the kernel and it does not start
properly, i'm in no position to insert a kernel boot disk or even press
Perhaps someone else out there has had a need and built a client that
will run on an outdated kernel revision?
If not, then i'll be sad but I suppose tyler won't be too missed. He
only has 2 pentium 133s cranking out a scant few kilokeys per second.
Seems to get lost in the noise floor with my newer servers pumping out
keys in mega/second range.
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