[CentOS] which kernel do people use?

Wed Oct 23 09:54:37 UTC 2013
Rob Kampen <rkampen at kampensonline.com>

On 10/23/2013 03:44 PM, Keith Keller wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm doing a very informal and unscientific poll: which kernel do you use
> on your CentOS machines?  Not which version of the CentOS kernel, but
> which repository.  Here are some examples I can think of off the top of
> my head:
> ==CentOS stock
I use stock for most installs, always latest patch level.
Exception is an ASUS laptop that I occasionally use an ELRepo kernel on 
to test out the various function key support, I have a number of 
backported drivers from these later kernels to enable the backlit 
keyboard etc on the stock kernels - with the kabi (?) kernel tracking, 
once these drivers are created they then work with the stock kernel + 
patched updates i.e. 6.3 to 6.4.
> ==build own from CentOS SRPMs
> ==kernel-ml (from ELRepo)
> ==kernel-lt (from ELRepo)
> ==OpenVZ kernel
> ==build own from kernel.org
> ==other?
> One reason I'm curious is that on occasion there are features that I
> would like to have from a newer kernel (e.g., --want-replacement from
> md) that (AFAICT) are not in the stock CentOS kernel.  I've been using
> kernel-ml for these but am curious what other folks do in these
> situations, or whether people default to a different kernel for whatever
> reason.
> (And as an aside, who remembers when moving even from, say, a 1.2 to a
> 1.4 kernel, was an enormous amount of effort?  I'm so old.  Now anybody
> can go from a 2.6 to a 3.11 kernel in less than ten minutes!)
> --keith