Updating kernel redhat
Ready to update your kernel on Cent OS 7 or one of their derivatives such as RHEL 7 and Fedora? When we install a distribution it includes a certain version of the Linux kernel.
To show the current version installed on our system we can do: If we now go to https:// we will see that the latest kernel version is 4.12 at the time of this writing (other versions are available from the same site).
On July 21, 2012, Linux Torvalds and his fellow developers released Linux Kernel 3.5 and made available for download after two months of hard work.
The new updated kernel version comes with much new supported modules you can read all the features at
Suggested Read: How to Upgrade Kernel in Ubuntu With new devices and technology coming out periodically, it is important to keep our kernel up to date if we want to make the most of out them.
Additionally, updating our kernel will help us to leverage new kernel functions and to protect ourselves from vulnerabilities that have been discovered in previous versions.
Once you execute the below command a pop up window appears with all the menus. If you unfamiliar with these menus, just hit ESC key to exit.One important thing to consider is the life cycle of a kernel version – if the version you are currently using is approaching its end of life, no more bug fixes will be provided after that date. Most modern distributions provide a way to upgrade the kernel using a package management system such as yum and an officially-supported repository.However, this will only perform the upgrade to the most recent version available from the distribution’s repositories – not the latest one available in the https://As we know that BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) which is responsible for initialize all hardware and load the kernel in to system memory and Kernel is the first program starts at system startup by loading in to memory then starts the Operating System and then start all services.Cent OS 7 comes with Kernel Version 3.10.0-229.el7.x86_64.
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