March 21st, 2007

  • k001

2.6.20 is here

I am happy to report that OpenVZ project has made an initial port to Linux kernel 2.6.20. The resulting kernel is now available from the GIT repository.

This is a work in progress -- so far we have checked the kernel compiles and passes some tests on x86; other architectures were not even tried yet. So it is definitely not for the faint of heart.

Note that OpenVZ versioning scheme was changed (or, rather, simplified) with this branch -- the branch number and the test/stab word were dropped, and not it is just 'ovzNNN' in RPM release and kernel "extraversion" fields (where NNN is three-digit number, starting from 001). So, what was meant to be 030test001 has become ovz001. Hope this will lead to less confusion.

Binary and source RPMS will be released some time next week.