[CentOS] Re: [Ntop-misc] PF_RING crashed the CentOS5 - BUG: soft lockup - CPU#7

Lanny Marcus lmmailinglists at gmail.com
Wed Jul 30 12:45:11 UTC 2008

On Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 1:10 AM, Ian jonhson <jonhson.ian at gmail.com> wrote:
>> If you need a newer kernel to use that patch, I would recommend something
>> that runs more cutting edge for that server, maybe Gentoo or Fedora 9. I
>> don't recommend patching CentOS with a new kernel as you lose the main
>> benefit for using an Enterprise distro .. stability.
> You meant I should not patch the newest kernel but original kernel, right?
> For example, I should download the source codes of kernel -2.6.18 used
> in CentOS 5 from www.centos.org and do patching. right?
> I am thinking the same method to achieve the highest stability. If you
> also recommend the way, I am willing to try again.

I think Scott is suggesting that you consider using a different
distro. Wait until he gets into work and he can verify whether or not
that is what he is suggesting you do.

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