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Old 10-11-2009, 09:00 PM
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Kernel version


Hello,

On one of my servers i upgraded Kernel to latest.

2.6.18-164.2.1.el5.plus (What plus means?)

I never seen this before.

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Old 10-11-2009, 09:20 PM
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You're probably running a kernel off the CentOS plus repository:

http://mirror.centos.org/centos/5/centosplus/i386/RPMS/

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Old 10-11-2009, 09:21 PM
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Thanks for reply Servax.

Is this good kernel? what is difference between this one and kernel without plus?

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Old 10-11-2009, 09:28 PM
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I don't see any issue with having that kernel..

Here is what CentOS says about the repository for CentOS Plus:

http://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalRes...ies/CentOSPlus

The kernel version you're running was released by RHEL on 09/29 which was marked as "moderate" and fixes some security holes + bugs with the kernel:

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1455.html

The latest version given by CentOS (normal repositories) is kernel-2.6.18-128.1.1.

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Old 10-11-2009, 09:29 PM
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That kernel will be fine for you. No issues

Plus includes some additional features. Nothing to be worried about.

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Old 10-11-2009, 09:32 PM
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I don't see any issue with having that kernel..

Here is what CentOS says about the repository for CentOS Plus:

http://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalRes...ies/CentOSPlus

The kernel version you're running was released by RHEL on 09/29 which was marked as "moderate" and fixes some security holes + bugs with the kernel:

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1455.html

The latest version given by CentOS (normal repositories) is kernel-2.6.18-128.1.1.
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That kernel will be fine for you. No issues

Plus includes some additional features. Nothing to be worried about.
Thank you very much, both of you !!!

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Old 10-11-2009, 10:50 PM
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It is okay to stay with 2.6.18-164.2.1.el5.plus as the recent security flaw "NULL pointer dereference " is fixed on this kernel, but it is always good to compile and boot to the latest available kernel
current stable one is 2.6.31.3

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Old 10-11-2009, 10:52 PM
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That version is what yum update gave me.

Should i stay with this, or ask for help how to upgrade to latest kernel version?

What is good website to read about kernel version\fixes\bugs etc?

Thank you,
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Old 10-11-2009, 11:03 PM
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You should be fine, no worries

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Old 10-11-2009, 11:06 PM
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You should be fine, no worries
Hello,

That means that everytime what yum update gives me is good enough?

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Old 10-11-2009, 11:14 PM
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Hello,

That means that everytime what yum update gives me is good enough?

Thanks,
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In simple terms... yes.

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Old 10-11-2009, 11:16 PM
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Thank you Steven! and everybody else.

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