[PVE-User] New Proxmox VE Kernels (2.6.18 - 2.6.24 - 2.6.32)

Dietmar Maurer dietmar at proxmox.com
Tue Dec 22 22:08:01 CET 2009

> What is the rationale behind these three kernel releases ? As I
> understand this, with the 2.6.18 kernel supporting KVM, it could be :
> - 2.6.18 kernel as released by Red Hat for RHEL 5.4, with KVM
> backported
> in  this kernel; as well as all drivers updates from Red Hat. And this
> should be the officiel kernel supported by Openvz.

2.6.18 is the only kernel with support from the OpenVZ team.

In fact, OpenVZ stopped any development on other kernel branches. So
this kernel is best for users which want to use OpenVZ and KVM together.

> - 2.6.24 : the standard proxmox-ve kernel.

This is what we had so far.

> - 2.6.32 : Vanilla kernel, without OpenVZ support ?

Many users want to run KVM only. This kernel provides the latest features (KSM, ...)
Unfortunately, there is no OpenVZ support.

- Dietmar

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