[CentOS] kernel update

Mon Jan 24 22:15:33 UTC 2011
Brunner, Brian T. <BBrunner at gai-tronics.com>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: centos-bounces at centos.org 
> [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of mahmoud mansy
> Sent: Monday, January 24, 2011 4:57 PM
> To: CentOS mailing list
> Subject: [CentOS] kernel update
> hey guys,
> i wanna update the kernel of thw centos 5.5,to the 2.6.32 version!
> is there any compatablity issues with stuff like glibc or otheres!

1: Why?  Whatever risks exist in changing kernel versions might be
obviated by meeting your need another way.  Example: Using Fedora 14 or
so; RHEL6; or waiting on CentOS 6

2:  You are not clear whether you think to replace the CentOS 5.5 kernel
(currently 2.6.18-194.26.1.el5) with the kernels.org 2.6.32 version, or
do you mean the RHEL6 2.6.32-14.el6.

3: Generally, upgrading ONE part of a MULTI-PART package (i.e. upgrading
the kernel, but not the modules, libraries, headers, etc) is on the
high-risk list.

=> Whereas CentOS (and this list) thinks more of long-term stability
than of bleeding-edge innovation, your curiosity about stepping up to
the newest kernel suggests your interests are more in Fedora-land than
in RHEL/CentOS land.  If Stability is critical, my suggestion is wait
for CentOS6.

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