Tag: kernel

Live Kernel Updates Without Downtime in New RHEL 8.1, 7.7 and 7.6 Release

Most often companies scheduling downtime for patching of the Linux kernel in a production environment follow strict ITIL processes and make arrangements to be fail-safe in order to keep the production environment up and running. Patching is an important part…

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vm.swappiness and OOM in RHEL6

The behavior of vm.swappiness was always a bit confusing for novice linux users, as setting vm.swappiness to 0 would not completely disable swapping in the system during a memory crunch. vm.swappiness would only affect the agressiveness of swapping. Following upstream…

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