[CentOS-devel] C5 kernels

John Summerfield debian at herakles.homelinux.org
Tue Sep 2 00:52:39 UTC 2008


Using yum, I see these kernels:
[root at tpMail yum.repos.d]# yum  --disablerepo=\* --enablerepo=centosplus 
info kernel.i686
Loading "fastestmirror" plugin
Loading "priorities" plugin
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
  * centosplus: centos.mirror.aussiehq.net.au
0 packages excluded due to repository priority protections
Installed Packages
Name   : kernel
Arch   : i686
Version: 2.6.18
Release: 92.1.10.el5
Size   : 37 M
Repo   : installed
Summary: The Linux kernel (the core of the Linux operating system)
Description:
The kernel package contains the Linux kernel (vmlinuz), the core of any
Linux operating system.  The kernel handles the basic functions
of the operating system:  memory allocation, process allocation, device
input and output, etc.


Name   : kernel
Arch   : i686
Version: 2.6.18
Release: 53.1.14.el5.centos.plus
Size   : 41 M
Repo   : installed
Summary: The Linux kernel (the core of the Linux operating system)
Description:
The kernel package contains the Linux kernel (vmlinuz), the core of any
Linux operating system.  The kernel handles the basic functions
of the operating system:  memory allocation, process allocation, device
input and output, etc.


Name   : kernel
Arch   : i686
Version: 2.6.18
Release: 92.1.6.el5
Size   : 37 M
Repo   : installed
Summary: The Linux kernel (the core of the Linux operating system)
Description:
The kernel package contains the Linux kernel (vmlinuz), the core of any
Linux operating system.  The kernel handles the basic functions
of the operating system:  memory allocation, process allocation, device
input and output, etc.


Available Packages
Name   : kernel
Arch   : i686
Version: 2.6.18
Release: 92.1.10.el5.centos.plus
Size   : 16 M
Repo   : centosplus
Summary: The Linux kernel (the core of the Linux operating system)
Description:
The kernel package contains the Linux kernel (vmlinuz), the core of any
Linux operating system.  The kernel handles the basic functions
of the operating system:  memory allocation, process allocation, device
input and output, etc.

[root at tpMail yum.repos.d]#

I'm bothered by the differences in their sizes.
This list makes it easier to see relevant points:
[root at tpMail yum.repos.d]# yum  --disablerepo=\* --enablerepo=centosplus 
info kernel.i686 | egrep 'Name|Release|Size|Repo'
Name   : kernel
Release: 92.1.10.el5
Size   : 37 M
Repo   : installed
Name   : kernel
Release: 53.1.14.el5.centos.plus
Size   : 41 M
Repo   : installed
Name   : kernel
Release: 92.1.6.el5
Size   : 37 M
Repo   : installed
Name   : kernel
Release: 92.1.10.el5.centos.plus
Size   : 16 M
Repo   : centosplus
[root at tpMail yum.repos.d]#

One C5 kernel is 41 Mbytes, the other 16. In contrast, the other kernels 
are 37 Mbytes.



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John

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