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Re: pb kernel : kernel 2.6.26-2-openvz-amd64

On 09/16/2010 09:05 AM, Ola Lundqvist wrote:
Hi Bertrand

I'm now forwarding your email to the openvz project so they can
answer on that question.

Best regards,

// Ola

On Tue, Sep 07, 2010 at 06:20:10PM +0100, Ben Hutchings wrote:
On Tue, Sep 07, 2010 at 04:15:55PM +0200, bertrand wrote:
Dear Mister or Madam,

I am contacting you today because my company uses servers with a kernel
"kernel 2.6.26-2-openvz-amd64".

We would like to know if this version is stable or not.

OpenVZ position on this -- we do not support "our" 2.6.26 anymore, but since we support the Debian version of it in a maintenance mode. That means that no new features are going in, but in case there's a serious bug we'll try to get it fixed. In other words, our policy is about the same as Ben Hutchings state below. It was announced by OpenVZ in April:

Having said that, I'd recommend you switching to Debian 6.0 / OpenVZ kernel 2.6.32.

That kernel is part of the current Debian stable release (5.0, codename
"lenny").  This does not necessarily mean that the kernel is stable in the
sense of not crashing; it means that we make minimal changes to it to fix
important bugs and to add support for new hardware.  However, we hope that
this approach means there are few bugs in the kernel that can cause it to

The official website "http://wiki.openvz.org/Download/kernel"; indicates
that this version is not supported yet. Do you confirm this information ?
That may be the position of the OpenVZ project.

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