[PlanetCCRMA] Planet CCRMA on Centos 5

Keith Sharp kms at passback.co.uk
Mon Aug 25 12:36:19 PDT 2008

On Mon, 2008-08-25 at 19:07 +0200, Arnaud Gomes-do-Vale wrote:
> > 1) I'm running Centos 5.2, fully up-to-date, on a Dell 4700.  During
> > start up with the CCRMA RT kernel the haldaemon locks and I have to
> > power off the machine.  The workaround was "chkconfig haldaemon
> off",
> > which is not ideal but so far I've not run into any issues as a
> result
> > of this.
> First, I must say the RT kernel is basically untested as I don't use
> it myself on production machines. All I can tell is that it boots on
> my test box.
> Do you have any error messages in the system log? What happens when
> you "service haldaemon start" after the machine has finished booting?

Hangs in exactly the same way - I need to try doing this again with some
remote logins to the box so I can capture logs etc.

> I am unfamiliar with kernel packaging in the planet but I think the
> packages in the planet repo are based on Red Hat's MRG project
> (http://www.redhat.com/mrg/); at least I know Fernando has built some
> kernel versions with the MRG kernel as a base. It might be worth
> investigating:
> - if Red Hat have released a newer version
> - if CentOS/SciLinux/whoever are intending to rebuild MRG

That looks very interesting - if RH and Centos can get a "supported"
realtime kernel in widespread use it could make RHEL and Centos the
platform of choice for audio work!

> I will have a closer look when I get back to work, but don't expect
> anything before the middle of next week.

No rush, as I say it's all working fine without haldaemon.  Anyway, I
need to shutdown my apps and then try to start haldaemon by hand while
capturing some logs.

Thanks for all your hard work in getting CCRMA built for RHEL and


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