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This seems like a good question to ask Linode. Why do they provide their own custom kernel? Does it somehow work better with their VPS? If you don't hear anything convincing, then it seems completely reasonable to switch to a stock Debian kernel and let apt-get handle the updates. If they do add value with their kernel, ask them if they can provide it in ...


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You cannot use chroot or any container implementation, since they will run under host kernel. You have to use a VM ran under some of available hypervisors - like KVM/QEMU, Xen, VMWare or VirtualBox. Though I highly doubt your initial problem has something to do with a kernel version. There's plenty of ways to get the new versions of software running on your ...


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OpenVZ is great and provides a secure, stable, and easy to use solution for containers. However, there is also Linux Containers which are built into Linux and a lot of progress has been made in recent kernel releases. Linux containers have many user space utilities you can use including lxc, vzctl (from OpenVZ), libvirt, and docker. Linux containers allow ...


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OpenVZ does exactly what you ask for. It creates containers that are 100% independent from one another but shares the same modified kernel. The only drawback versus full virtualization is that you cannot install anything other than Linux when using containers.



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