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Re: configure help ??

Bryan Stansell bryan@conserver.com
Wed, 18 Feb 2004 12:39:22 -0800 (PST)

On Wed, Feb 18, 2004 at 03:19:17PM -0500, Bill Sommerfeld wrote:
> On a vaguely related note I've got some hacks-in-progess to deal with
> the b1600's system controller -- it wants you to connect, log in, and
> utter "console -f sN" to get to the console of blade N.  

since i haven't gotten to tinker with an alom-based system or a b1600, i
took a quick look and the docs for the b1600 and they say you can access
the consoles of the blades via ports 2300-2315.  looks like you still
have to log in, so the chat script would be useful, but it might be
easier than the 'console -f sN' method and integrating that into an
initcmd script.


> The main part of it is to add an "initsubst" akin to execsubst,
> allowing parameters to the initcmd.

interesting idea...i now understand how clustered/embedded systems could use
something like that.

> A couple things have made this messy:
> 	- b1600 blades are numbered 0..15, while conserver thinks
> 	physical terminal server ports always start at 1
> 	- a portinc of 0 is expressly disallowed 

something that may help...you can set portbase to -1 and portinc to 1,
which would allow you to use ports 1-16 in the conserver.cf file and it
would calculate 0-15 for substitutions (i was originally thinking of
device files /dev/ttyC0 through /dev/ttyC7, etc).  not perfect, but a