[CentOS] CentOS-announce Digest, Vol 178, Issue 2

Mon Dec 9 14:36:07 UTC 2019
Jonathan Billings <billings at negate.org>

On Sun, Dec 08, 2019 at 03:32:33AM +0000, joernboe via CentOS wrote:
> I have a question to this update:
> Is the Kernel full open source?
> So i can review the kernel updates ??
> I want to know the exact changes- like a merged "change paper", to
> show the differences clearly. 
> Is this possible for Kernel updates?

1.) Is the Kernel full open source?


2.) So i can review the kernel update ??

Yes.  The changes CentOS makes to the kernel are described in the
CentOS git repo for the kernel package:

Basically, CentOS only patches the kernel to remove some Red Hat
branding and to update the kernel signing information.

If you want to see the individual patches that Red Hat puts into the
RHEL7 and 8 kernel, you'll need to contact Red Hat, they release the
kernel source fully patched with their changes.

All the source is provided.

Jonathan Billings <billings at negate.org>