By Michele Casey on Sep 17, 2013
We are pleased to announce the availability of the 5th quarterly update update release for the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 2 (version 2.6.39-400.209.1) for Oracle Linux 5 and Oracle Linux 6. This release includes driver updates as well as a consolidation of bug fixes and security updates.
Notable changes include:
- Xsigo virtual host adapter and network drivers to support Oracle SDN (Software Defined Network), previously known as Xsigo Fabric Accelerator.
- LSI Fusion-MPT SAS 3.0 driver to support up to 12 Gb/s host controllers.
- XEN improvements, such as the indirect-descriptor feature, which increases throughput and reduces latency for block I/O.
For additional details, please refer to the release notes.
Binary RPMs can be downloaded and installed using yum from the Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN) as well as Oracle's public-yum server. The Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel is installed and booted by default on Oracle Linux. See this article on Oracle Technology Network for details on how to install and update the kernel.
The source code, including the full revision history, is available from Oracle's git repository at https://oss.oracle.com/git/?p=linux-uek-2.6.39.git;a=summary.