Re: [Vserver] vserver 2.0.2 patch for kernel

From: Peter Mann <>
Date: Tue 28 Mar 2006 - 08:33:19 BST
Message-ID: <>

On Tue, Mar 28, 2006 at 07:58:03AM +0200, Tom Coetser wrote:
> Hi Corey,
> On Tuesday 28 March 2006 01:01, Corey Wright wrote:
> ...
> > with ubuntu's 6 month release cycle and 18 months of security support, i
> > can use their kernel (with vserver patch) at release and have 1.5 years and
> > 3 more ubuntu releases before i lose security support. for example, i'm
> > currently using breezy's 2.6.12 with vserver's 2.0, and pretending that i
> > can't get any vserver release to apply to dapper's 2.6.15, i can continue
> > using my current setup and i'll still have another year and 2 more ubuntu
> > releases before i have to upgrade to continue receiving security support.
> > i still have the problem with using older kernels on newer hardware, but i
> > have another chance to upgrade every 6 months (and can even adapt my
> > purchasing to accomodate that schedule). maybe i'm making too big of a
> > deal over this, but after enduring the sarge release cycle, i'm cautious.
> Sounds like a very good solution.

yes, i'm using similar solution

i'm using kernel 2.4.31+vserver1.2.10 on many machines ... so i
switched to 2.6.x a few weeks ago on two production machines ...

but 2.6 kernel and still many changes on vanilla isn't good for me ...
so i decided to use some 'distribution' kernel ...

and Ubuntu Dapper will be supported for 5 years !!!

> As a matter of interest, how do you use the ubuntu kernels with vserver
> patches on your sarge box? Do you add the ubuntu repositories to sources.list
> and install the ubuntu kernel source of choice? - which vserver patches do
> you use then? those from the ubuntu vserver-patch package or directly from
> Herbert?
> How do you then deal with security updates? Get the updated kernel source
> release and patch and rebuild?

i'm just testing 2.6.15-19.27 from ...
look at my mini howto in my previous mail ... sources from ubuntu, but
recompiled on sarge ...

vanilla + vserver working fine too, but i want kernel with no
big changes ... and dapper will be official at 2006-06-01 ...

i welcome some cooperation from experienced users with supporting
ubuntu dapper kernel with stable vserver 2.0.x patch ... no new
features, just updated patch every time dapper kernel changes - like
vserver 1.2.10 and vanilla kernel 2.4

so who can support dapper vserver kernel?
Gerald Hochegger <> ???
Herbert Poetzl <> ???

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