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  1. #1
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    Kernel 2.4.26 or 2.6.5 ?

    I have a Fedora box with an older kernel that's due for an upgrade.

    I've just upgraded my local Debian box to 2.6.5 with no issue, am I likely to run into any issue with Fedora / CPanel/WHM ?

    Should I even be considering a 2.6 kernel on a production box at this (relatively) early stage in it's lifetime ?

    Is anyone else running a 2.6 kernel on a Fedora Cpanel/WHM box ?

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    I dont like running 2.6 since its not proven yet. But there should be no problem compiling it on a fedora box. You shouldn't need to update modutils either
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    My personal opinion is not use 2.6 for a production box before 2.6.10.

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    Although this is a stable version but still it is better to wait for some more time before you upgrade it for your production machine.

    Once I read somewhere to learn how to read Kernel version. Below is some info for that.

    e.g 2.6.5

    2 (Major Segment)= If 2 then GUI is present, if 1 then no GUI is there.

    6 (Minor Segment)= If Even then its mean it is Stable version. If Odd value then Unstable or Beta version

    5 (Development No)= Shows the patches info. Could be ignored.

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    I'll leave it on a 2.4 for now then.

    What's the preferred release ? - 2.4.26
    I guess the GRSecurity patches are mandatory ?

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    2.4.26 is a must as older kernels have security problems.

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    GRSec is not mandatory but they are good to have.
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    Originally posted by sprintserve
    GRSec is not mandatory but they are good to have.
    Neither Managed or Tomsyer seem interested in providing a pre-prepared 2.4.26 kernel, so if I'm going to build a new kernel, I might as well roll it in as well then.

    My test box has just been rebuilt with Fedora, so I have something to keep me busy now :-)

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    2.6 is looking much better for SMP boxes. The job processing is totally redone to be faster and more efficent. We are still running 2.4 on all of our production boxes, mostly due to the fact that 2.6 dropped support for our DPT RAID cards.
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    Originally posted by patterns


    5 (Development No)= Shows the patches info. Could be ignored.
    not true, if you ignore it you might be in for a root compromise
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