Oracle Linux: Preparing for and Performing Kernel Upgrade

(Doc ID 842775.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 01, 2017

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 4.4 to Oracle Linux 7.0 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [3.8.13] [Release OL4U4 to OL7]
Linux x86-64
Linux x86
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This document describes how to prepare for and perform Oracle Linux kernel upgrade.
The article is specifically intended for Linux System Administrators.
The document is intended for point release kernel upgrade only e.g. 2.6.18-a to 2.6.18-b or 2.6.39-x to 2.6.39-y , rather than major version upgrade e.g. 2.6.18-x to 2.6.39-b.
The procedure described solely focuses on kernel-specific/dependent modules, rather than generic packages.


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