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Pinned topic SLES 11 on Power7 system - do I have everything I need?

‏2010-04-28T13:45:42Z |
I have a new Power7 system with SLES 11 installed on it.
What are the recommended packages or updates to install on this?
Are there easy things to check and confirm on the operating system?
Updated on 2010-05-04T16:14:31Z at 2010-05-04T16:14:31Z by null
  • SystemAdmin
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    Re: SLES 11 on Power7 system - do I have everything I need?

    ‏2010-04-28T19:29:12Z  in response to null
    SLES 11 as it ships supports Power7 systems in Power7 mode. Some of the tools and packages will need to be updated though.

    1. The ppc64_cpu command needs to be updated (from powerpc-utils) to properly control SMT behavior (SMT=1,2,4)
    2. We recommend the latest oprofile from sourceforge (at this time 0.9.6)

    See this FAQ page for more details:
    • http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/wikis/display/LinuxP/SLES+11+on+POWER7
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      Re: SLES 11 on Power7 system - do I have everything I need?

      ‏2010-05-04T16:14:31Z  in response to SystemAdmin
      Thanks. That's what we needed.
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    Re: SLES 11 on Power7 system - do I have everything I need?

    ‏2010-05-03T13:33:36Z  in response to null
    Another possibility for SLES 11 is to download and install the 2.6.32 mainline kernel. This gets your system up to the latest kernel and will enable access to the perf events subsystem. For more information, check out the section Building a mainline kernel in building kernels on SLES 11.

    Keep in mind this isn't supported, and is only intended for those users who are comfortable building, booting, and using alternative kernels.