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1answer
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RHEL6 Keeping 1 old kernel and security

I have my RHEL 5&6 servers set to keep 1 old kernel after updates, I do this in case I need to recover the system for any number of reasons. My question is related to security of the system when ...
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1answer
460 views

Hotplug area too small error

I have VM running under RHEL6, which is running under HyperV. It has a lot of important soft installed, but does not have suffocating workload (~10% CPU is used). It's been really unstable recently ...
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3answers
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Interpreting cryptic kernel “page allocation failure” messages

I have a multi-user CentOS 6.1 database system running an application named ABC. The server is 64-bit, 8GB RAM and 6 vCPU (on VMWare ESXi 4). We get frequent dumps into the dmesg and the system logs ...
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4answers
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Reloading a kernel “live” in CentOS / RHEL 6

When upgrading the kernel package on CentOS or RHEL 6, is it possible to load the new kernel without rebooting? My gut tells me it's not, but if it were, it'd be handy - especially when compiling ...
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2answers
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Error in Virtual box with RHEL 6

While using Virtual Box in RHEL 6 at the time of starting virtual OS getting following error. Help me to resolve this. Virtual Box version VirtualBox-4.1-4.1.8_75467_rhel6-1.i686 Operating System ...
4
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5answers
2k views

Reboot fails on RHEL 6.1 after kernel update on Amazon EC2

Everytime I start a new RHEL instance, I like to perform a yum update to start with the most up-to-date system. However, everytime I try to reboot the instance after that, the instance never goes ...
2
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3answers
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Compiling realtime kernel from RHEL 6 MRG sources on CentOS 6

I'm trying to compile kernel-rt-2.6.33.9-rt31.75.el6rt.src.rpm from RHEL6 MRG source RPMs on Centos 6 x86_64 system. It's first time I'm doing this, so I did research on how to do this properly. From ...
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1answer
283 views

OpenVZ with RHEL6 kernel & page cache?

After upgrading kernel from debian 2.6.32-openvz-amd64 to RHEL6 2.6.32-042stab035.1, I have problem with kernel page cache. Looks like no OpenVZ containers use page cache and now I have 10-15GB free ...