Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 21st Apr 2010 23:01 UTC
Red Hat "Linux vendor Red Hat today released the first public beta of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, giving observers a look at what's to come in the next version of its flagship operating system platform. The new release takes advantage of a long list of new Linux kernel improvements for performance and scalability while also providing new technologies for security, management, and virtualization."
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Disappointed in kernel
by Milo_Hoffman on Thu 22nd Apr 2010 14:45 UTC
Milo_Hoffman
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2005-07-06

Am I the only one that was disappointed they didn't use 2.6.33? It was released for FC12.

I REALLY REALLY wanted 2.6.33 because it added DRBD to the official kernel tree.

DRBD would add a nice(mature) feature to RHEL that not many other operating systems have.

The problem is we will be stuck with 2.6.32 for god knows how many years and now DRBD won't appear until RHEL 7.

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RE: Disappointed in kernel
by Mikaku on Thu 22nd Apr 2010 15:07 in reply to "Disappointed in kernel"
Mikaku Member since:
2007-05-03

On every new major update RedHat often introduces new features to its kernel and even sometimes rebase some applications (read Backporting).

They could introduce DRDB in one of the next RHEL 6.x updates (once they think it's stable enough or it's good for their business).

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RE: Disappointed in kernel
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 22nd Apr 2010 16:51 in reply to "Disappointed in kernel"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

A bleeding edge kernel in RHEL??

That's not likely. In fact, I'm surprised it has 2.6.32.

Keep in mind Fedora is a testing ground for things that go into RHEL. So yes, 2.6.33 is being tested in Fedora 12, that doesn't mean its met all of their requirements yet.

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RE[2]: Disappointed in kernel
by vivainio on Thu 22nd Apr 2010 20:26 in reply to "RE: Disappointed in kernel"
vivainio Member since:
2008-12-26

In fact, I'm surprised it has 2.6.32.


.32 is a "long term support" kernel, so it makes perfect sense. Lucid is also using the same version.

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