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Start Up Pci Express Driver (For Linux Host); Pci Express Driver Overview; Host Machine Set Up - Fixstars GigaAccel 180 User Manual

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7 Start Up PCI Express Driver (for Linux host)

This section describes how to start up PCI Express driver for Linux host. If
you are using Windows host, please skip this section.

7.1 PCI Express driver overview

If the OS of the host machine is Linux, installing the PCI Express driver will
allow TCP/IP communications with GigaAccel 180 via PCI Express. However, to
conduct TCP/IP communications, the driver must be running on both the host
machine and GigaAccel 180.
[Note] Currently, the compatible kernel version is 2.6.18-164.6.1.el5.
Please download the following files from
http://www.fixstars.com/products/gigaaccel180/support/index.html. You must have the
GigaAccel180 support site account in order to access the web site. The account information
should be sent separately.
PCI Express driver source RPM
triblade-kmod-2.6.28-1.ydl.1.src.rpm
axon-1.0.18-1.ydl.1.src.rpm
7.2

Host machine set up

Install packages necessary for the build.
# yum install rpm-build kernel-devel gcc
Decompress the downloaded triblade-kmod-2.6.28-1.ydl.1.src.rpm.
# rpm –ivh triblade-kmod-2.6.28-1.ydl.1.src.rpm
Build the pxcab driver that is compatible with kernel version.
# cd /usr/src/redhat
# rpmbuild -bb --define 'kversion X.X.X-X.X.X.X' \
--define 'kvariants ""' SPECS/triblade-kmod.spec
When the build succeeds, install it.
# rpm -ivh RPMS/x86_64/kmod-triblade-2.6.28-1.ydl.1.\
x86_64.rpm
Install the downloaded axon-1.0.18-1.ydl.1.src.rpm.
# rpm -ivh axon-1.0.18-1.ydl.1.src.rpm
# rpmbuild -bb SPECS/axon.spec
# rpm -ivh RPMS/x86_64/axon-1.0.18-1.ydl.1.x86_64.rpm
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