Re: [vserver] Up-to-date stable version?

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Date: Tue 11 Aug 2009 - 02:13:46 BST

We still use at our shop (grsec patched). I've had to hack the e1000 driver to work with a newer igb nic until we can get 2.6.30x working (w grsec). Right now 2.6.30 panics too often in our environment (5-10 minutes after boot). I don't remember who's I spoke to in the irc chann but they said w/o gres it should be _more_ stable. A patch for the grec was "in the works"
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From: John A. Sullivan III
Sent: Aug 10, 2009 2:02 PM
Subject: Re: [vserver] Up-to-date stable version?

On Mon, 2009-08-10 at 22:50 +0200, Claus Herwig wrote:
> Hello,
> as I've to compile a new kernel for one of my vserver boxes, it's time
> to come back to this much loved question:
> Which (vanilla) kernel and which vserver patch version should I use for
> a production system?
> I know this question isn't entirely new, but even after scanning through
> the last months of mailing list posts I'm missing a simple answer ;-)
> The website states + vs2.2.0.7, which is, well, ancient (1.5
> years old i.E.)
> A second look at the website says + vs2., which is
> experimental, what (at least for me) means that I shouldn't use it on a
> production system.
> Then I read in some other post, that it is of course useable in
> production - which just leads to another question: Why is it called
> experimental?
Funny, I was looking at this today as I need to rebuild one of our
vserver hosts. We've been using kernel 2.6.28 and 29. We've had a few
issues - a nasty kernel bug in both that occasionally requires a cold
boot (!) and constant segfaults in OSSEC. We've needed to be on those
kernels because of even worse problems with iSCSI in older kernels and
we've learned to avoid the hang problem. It still scares the living
daylights out of me and we are eagerly awaiting 2.6.30 which apparently
fixes this bug. However, when I mouse over the link to +
vs2., it still says pre3 so I am assuming it is not yet ready
for even daring production. Is that true? Thanks - John

John A. Sullivan III
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