[CentOS] Re: [Ntop-misc] PF_RING crashed the CentOS5 - BUG: soft lockup - CPU#7
johnny at centos.org
Wed Jul 30 20:34:59 UTC 2008
Johnny Hughes wrote:
> Scott Silva wrote:
>> It seems that you tried to patch the CentOS kernel and it didn't work.
>> A patch for a newer kernel probably wouldn't apply clean, and the
>> CentOS kernels coming from RHEL are heavily patched already. The last
>> time I played in the kernel there were at least a hundred patches.
>> Probably more. Any one of those could contribute to your new patch
>> I usually wouldn't recommend using a non-standard kernel on CentOS. If
>> the kernel in the main repo or the plus repo doesn't suit your system,
>> and you add a kernel from the main kernel.org sources, you risk
>> de-stabilizing your system. An Enterprise linux like CentOS is
>> designed for stability and long life and the pieces are fairly
>> intertwined. If you need a custom patch or a newer kernel, I would
>> just use a distribution like Gentoo or Slackware that seems to use
>> newer parts, or see if someone already adds your patch to their
>> current kernel.
> For the record ... the number of patches in the latest RHEL-5 kernel ==
centos-4 == 1529 patches
centos-5 == 1819 patches
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