[CentOS] Quick question: CentOSPlus kernel vs. base kernel.

Sat Jul 25 20:11:09 UTC 2009
Akemi Yagi <amyagi at gmail.com>

On Sat, Jul 25, 2009 at 12:17 PM, Robert Heller<heller at deepsoft.com> wrote:
> What does the CentOSPlus kernel have that the standard kernel does not?
> It is just additional drivers and modules?  Or are there additional
> differences?

It has a number of kernel drivers enabled and also has some bug fixes.
 Because the distro kernel must remain 100% binary compatible, this
can only be done in the CentOSPlus kernel.

For example, the current CentOS-5 plus kernel has the following:

All Network Adapters, all Video4Linux adapers, all Radio devices,
JFS, ReiserFS, fuse, NCP (Novell partitions) and LDM (Windows Dynamic
Partitions) BusLogic support

The bug fixes from http://bugs.centos.org include:

3156  reiserfs patch
3165  sata_sil24 patch
3369  cifs patch
3544  Intel wifi LED support
3733  vx800 patch