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Date: Wed, 15 May 2013 10:34:19 +0200
From: Zenny <>
Subject: Re: openvz kernel

On 5/14/13, <> wrote:
> On 09-May-2013 11:51:45 +0400, Solar Designer wrote:
>  > I recommend staying with our RHEL5'ish kernels for now, but if
>  > you like to experiment, you may try OpenVZ's RHEL6'ish kernels
>  > as well.
> People who wish to try RHEL6-style OVZ kernels may try this one:
> (size: 88 115 306 bytes, MD5 sum: 5c1eac15b2101836897cb147edb2e6b6)
> It works on most of my servers just fine. Differences from "mainstream"
> are:
> 0. The kernel is mostly monolythic (but modules support is enabled).
> 1. Removed "magic /dev/cdrom" together with legacy IDE support, as I
> use SCSI layer instead (with root=/dev/sr0 for CD boot).
> 2. Fixed build of lxdialog (see kernel-owl-lxdialog.diff).

Thanks for the pointer.

>  > Installing them may be a bit tricky because they use initrd in
>  > their builds and we don't - at least you'd need to add mkinitrd
>  > first.
> Building own kernel is simple and doesn't require using initrd.

@ Alexey: Would love to know a bit more about your approach of
building kernel without initrd. Thanks!

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