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Should I upgrade my kernel?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Lucas, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. Lucas

    Lucas Well-Known Member

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    I currently have a CentOS Enterprise 4.6 server running with kernel 2.6.9-67.0.4.ELsmp. I was wondering if I should upgrade to kernel 2.6.24.3, plus I am looking forward on doing my first kernel upgrade to learn the process.

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    Anywhere I could learn about this?

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    There is a LOT to learn about compiling kernels.

    Read ALL of the changelogs between your current version and the new version. There are some major changes somewhere around .12 - .24 especially with sata and firewall stuff.

    You could EASILY make your system non-bootable or unstable.

    If you don't have physical access to the machine, make sure you have someway of manually going back to a previous kernel in grub.
     
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    I would REALLY like to know WHY my message shows up AFTER the quoted response to it!
     
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    Do you think I would need a patch on the kernel for my current system? I have a system from SoftLayer with CentOS 4.

    I also don't have the following line on my modprobe.conf
    Only this:
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    #6 Lucas, Mar 9, 2008
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