Kir Kolyshkin (k001) wrote in openvz,
Kir Kolyshkin

openvz for Debian Squeeze

I am still at the OpenVZ booth at LinuxTag 2010 in Berlin. At least two people asked me about the status of OpenVZ kernel for the upcoming Debian Squeeze. Specifically, they said, there is no openvz kernel in "testing" repository (i.e. what will become Squeeze when it will be released). My guess is some more people interesting in that, so here's the public answer.

We are working pretty close with the Debian kernel team, you can see some traces of that on either debian-kernel AT or debian AT mailing lists. Specifically, we work together to bring good quality OpenVZ kernel to Squeeze, and this was one of the main reasons for us to port to 2.6.32.

But yesterday we tried to search for openvz linux-image on and it gave us no results for testing. I then emailed Max Attems (who maintains our kernels in Debian) and this is his response:
it should be there now, the switch to libata did uphold testing
transition of linux-2.6 for quite some time, so testing had an
outdated linux-2.6 for quite some while

Indeed, the kernel is now there. So yes, Squeeze will have OpenVZ kernel, and I guess it can also be used by people who switched to Ubuntu 10.4.
Tags: debian, kernel, openvz
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