QREF: Linux Kernel Version Nomenclature
(Doc ID 311504.1)
Last updated on APRIL 20, 2020
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Version N/A and later
Linux OS - Version 2.4.9 to Oracle Linux 7.4 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [4.1.12]
This document aims to define the kernel naming conventions on Linux distributions.
This document applies to system and database administrators working on Linux environments RedHat AS 2.1, OL 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, Novell/SuSE SLES 8, 9 and Asianux 1.0.
The nomenclature is provided in BNF (Backus Naur Form) notation.
Note: Not all the kernel types are covered in this document. Only the major ones.
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