[CentOS] Recent CentOS4 kernel updates and CentOS Plus

Fri May 26 15:33:48 UTC 2006
Johnny Hughes <mailing-lists at hughesjr.com>

On Fri, 2006-05-26 at 08:18 -0700, Bart Schaefer wrote:
> If it wouldn't be too much trouble ... when a kernel security update
> notice is posted to the announcements list, would it be possible to
> indicate whether the centosplus kernel is also susceptible to the
> security issue being patched?
> I'm running the plus kernel now, and find myself wondering whether I
> will ever need to back off to the base kernel because of security
> issues.
> Or is it reliably the case that centosplus gets updated along with the
> base kernel whenever necessary if the upstream has released a security
> fix?

In most instances, the CentOSPlus kernel will be affected if the main
kernel is affected.  That is almost always going to be the case.

I try to update the CentOSPlus kernel regularly after the main kernel
update.  But, the centosplus kernel requires much more testing than the
main kernel, as there are centos related patches and all the kernel
config files have to be validated.

I am working on the CentOSPlus kernel now (since I have finished all the
Extras drivers that need updating when the main kernel changes).

We should have the centosplus kernels out soon.

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