openMosix 1.5.3 and 1.5.4 for Linux Kernels 2.4.14 and 2.4.16 Released

Moshe Bar writes:

Today I released openMosix 1.5.3 and 1.5.4 for Linux kernels
2.4.14 and 2.4.16.

For thousands of users Mosix has been a reliable, fast and cost
efficient clustering platform. There are hundreds of Mosix
installations in life sciences, finance, industry, high tech,
research and government environments. The goal of openMosix is to
give to these users a continued support and an up-to-date platform.
openMosix is initially fully compatible with the last Mosix (1.5.2
for 2.4.13) kernel, but is now growing in its own direction.

The project is hosted partly on Savannah.gnu.org. Report any
bugs to the Savannah bug tracking system for the openMosix

The openMosix project page (and the kernel patches) is at

Here are the changelogs:

openMosix 1.5.3

- upon entry into kernel we first check if it is a traced syscall before handling it as a bad syscall (for better debugging
- no need to check if somebody else faulted for this pte while we released the page table lock
- in the vm scanner, skip the tests for recently accessed pte, if page is active and do not replenish zones under pressure

openMosix 1.5.4

- fully merged with the ext3 file system introduced as of 2.4.15.
- fixed small reporting bug
- fixed bugs in MFS
- fixed race on SMP systems for arriving processes
- small changes in the page freeing algorithm,made it self-tuning

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