[CentOS] SELinux messages after compiling new kernel

Sergio Belkin sebelk at gmail.com
Thu Aug 27 17:15:27 UTC 2009

2009/8/27 Filipe Brandenburger <filbranden at gmail.com>:
> Hi,
> On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 12:46, Sergio Belkin<sebelk at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Jim, thanks for the suggestion, but Firstly: I need a newer kernel in
>> order to get IO statistics from tools like atop, pidstat, etc. And
>> secondly and most important: my boss wants that :)
> Then CentOS is not what you want.
> There is a reason why RHEL/CentOS does not ship with the latest kernel
> (and other components) and backports fixes instead. It's not trivial
> to make different versions of these components work together. If you
> try to replace the kernel (or other core components) you will see how
> painful it is. In fact, you started to see it already. You may try to
> continue to go that way, but I doubt anyone in this list will be able
> to help you there... you're pretty much on your own.
>> So I'd be glad to hear other kind of solution :)
> Look at the latest Fedora or Ubuntu or another one of the "cutting
> edge" distributions that ship with more recent versions of components.
> Or ask yourself (or your boss) *WHY* you think you really need a later
> version of a certain component. What is your real problem? Is it
> support to a certain hardware? Is it network related? Is it
> (unfounded) fear that the kernel in CentOS might be vulnerable? It
> might be possible to solve your problem using CentOS in another way,
> if you come back to the list with the real problem we might be able to
> help you better.
> HTH,

I've just explained the reason why I've compiled.

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