Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 3rd Jul 2007 19:44 UTC, submitted by Rahul
Red Hat "Talking with quite a few people at OLS last week, it seems there are still quite a few misconceptions about just how patched various kernels were throughout the history of Red Hat. One particularly egregious statement I heard was 'Early Red Hat kernels had ~2000 patches'. Here's some hard facts on exactly how many patches were in each release."
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Default Fedora Core 6 install
by Tom K on Tue 3rd Jul 2007 20:22 UTC
Tom K
Member since:
2005-07-06

A default Fedora Core 6 install that I'm just looking at here at work is running 2.6.19, not 2.6.20 like this guy's table shows.

What's the deal?

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RE: Default Fedora Core 6 install
by Eugenia on Tue 3rd Jul 2007 20:31 UTC in reply to "Default Fedora Core 6 install"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

Maybe there was an update?

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superman Member since:
2006-08-01

Yes.

FC6 was released with 2.6.18 (2.6.18-1.2798.fc6). In fact it was something like 2.6.19-rc4.

Current update is 2.6.20 (2.6.20-1.2962.fc6).

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Tom K, run yum update now
by JoeBuck on Tue 3rd Jul 2007 20:38 UTC
JoeBuck
Member since:
2006-01-11

There have been several security fixes, and if you still have an FC6 running with a 2.6.19 kernel, you're running with known security holes.

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RE: Tom K, run yum update now
by Tom K on Tue 3rd Jul 2007 21:25 UTC in reply to "Tom K, run yum update now"
Tom K Member since:
2005-07-06

Oh, I know that. I'm just talking about a fresh installation made from the DVD minutes before I made the comment. :-P

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Why did he mention
by Cloudy on Wed 4th Jul 2007 20:06 UTC
Cloudy
Member since:
2006-02-15

nothing about actual early kernels?

I don't know the precise numbers, but RedHat 6 kernels were very heavily patched -- in those days, any usable kernel was heavily patched.

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RE: Why did he mention
by anonymous_coward on Wed 4th Jul 2007 21:02 UTC in reply to "Why did he mention"
anonymous_coward Member since:
2005-11-15

nothing about actual early kernels?

Have you read comments?

http://kernelslacker.livejournal.com/85039.html?thread=360495#t3604...

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