URGENT Patch Question

Hi

I require OES Linux SUSE OES 9 2.6.5-7.276 kernel update from the existing
version kernel-bigsmp-2.6.5-7.244 but the only file I can find on Novell's
customer care site is the security update for Linux Kernel i386 27/07/06:
kernel-bigsmp-2.6.5-7.276.i586.rpm 26.5 MB (27821234),
kernel-debug-2.6.5-7.276.i586.rpm 27.6 MB (28968230),
kernel-default-2.6.5-7.276.i586.rpm 26.0 MB (27307821).

I have 2 questions please.
First, what does the patch naming signify - bigsmp,debug and default what
do these mean as we currently use the bigsmp kernel on our server.
Second,are these (one of the above) the correct kernel update patches or
just security fixes...?

Thank you.
  • Zavi,

    any reason why you don't use Red Carpet?

    kernel-bigsmp-2.6.5-7.276.i586.rpm 26.5 MB (27821234)
    is the one if you have a bigsmp kernel running now. The others are for single core CPUs/debugging purposes only.
    It is the complete kernel, not a patch. Install, reboot.

    Uwe

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  • Zavi,

    The bigsmp kernel is for multiprocessing machines generally with 4GB
    memory.

    The default kernel is just the default kernel that does not support
    multiprocessing machines with 4GB memory.

    The debug kernel is for debugging purposes, generally used by kernel
    developers and engineers attempting to debug an issue...

    -scz

    Uwe Buckesfeld wrote:
    > Zavi,
    >
    > any reason why you don't use Red Carpet?
    >
    > kernel-bigsmp-2.6.5-7.276.i586.rpm 26.5 MB (27821234)
    > is the one if you have a bigsmp kernel running now. The others are for single core CPUs/debugging purposes only.
    > It is the complete kernel, not a patch. Install, reboot.
    >
    > Uwe
    >