[CentOS-virt] VMWare - 5.2 Update - Kernel Best Practices

Tru Huynh

tru at centos.org
Mon Jun 30 14:32:39 UTC 2008

On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 05:33:29PM -0400, David Hollis wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-06-26 at 06:04 -0700, Akemi Yagi wrote:
> > > This bug report: http://bugs.centos.org/view.php?id=2189 seems to suggest
> > > clocksource=pit and divider=10 will crash kernels and I did not see "it's
> > > fixed" in the release notes.
> > 
> > Right, so, if you do not need the clocksource= option, you can use the
> > divider option.  But otherwise, kernel-vm is the way to go.  I trust
> > Tru would keep providing us with the kernel-vm until the bug is fixed.
> Is there any detail on when you would actually need to use the
> clocksource= option?  I'd love to not have to deal with the kernel-vm
> packages since there doesn't appear to be a repo for them yet and if you
> have other requirements like kmod-drbd you have to manually rebuild
> those.

kernel-vm are a workaround for the current issue on the regular kernel.
No one forces you to use them :) 

Maybe when it's fixed upstream, everyone will be happy.
The 100MHz version for CentOS-5 (kernel-vm-2.6.18-92.1.6.el5) and CentOS-4
(kernel-vm-2.6.9-67.0.20.EL) have just been uploaded.

The vmware guests are currently updating and will be uploaded with
the next days.

I won't have any time in the next 2 weeks to tackle the  oneline patch
suggested here https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=427588.


Tru Huynh (mirrors, CentOS-3 i386/x86_64 Package Maintenance)
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