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Warning.svg Warning: This kernel branch is currently frozen.

Essentially that means it is neither maintained nor supported, could contain security vulnerabilities and other bugs, and generally should not be used.

Please check the list of supported kernel branches at Download/kernel page.

Kernel branch 2.6.20
Based on vanilla 2.6.20
Status frozen, not maintained
Latest 2.6.20-ovz007.1
Archives 2.6.20
Git repo linux-2.6.20-openvz

Change log

For the complete list of changes in this release, see git changelog for kernel ovz002.


You need only one kernel RPM so please choose the appropriate one depending on your hardware:

  • If your x86 (i686, IA32) machine has more than 4 GB of RAM, choose kernel-PAE RPM.
  • Otherwise, use the plain kernel RPM (i.e. kernel).

For more info, see Kernel flavors.

x86 (i686, IA32)

File Size
kernel-2.6.20-ovz002.1.i686.rpm 18 Mb
kernel-debug-2.6.20-ovz002.1.i686.rpm 19 Mb
kernel-PAE-2.6.20-ovz002.1.i686.rpm 18 Mb
kernel-PAE-debug-2.6.20-ovz002.1.i686.rpm 19 Mb

x86_64 (AMD64, EM64T)

File Size
kernel-2.6.20-ovz002.1.x86_64.rpm 19 Mb
kernel-debug-2.6.20-ovz002.1.x86_64.rpm 20 Mb


  • RPMS will be provided in future releases.


  • RPMS will be provided in future releases.


  • SPARC support for RPM-based distributions is available in source form only.

Please download the patch below and recompile the kernel. More info about kernel recompiling is available at Kernel build#Rebuilding kernel from sources.

Source RPM

File Size
kernel-2.6.20-ovz002.1.src.rpm 43 M
kernel-2.6.20-ovz002.1.nosrc.rpm 989 K
kernel-ovz.spec 16 K

Kernel patch

Kernel patch

This patch is applicable to vanilla Linux 2.6.20 kernel (not to 2.6.20.y), available from

File Size
patch-ovz002.1-combined.gz 740 K


Official configs of this OpenVZ kernel used to build binary RPMS.

File Size
kernel-2.6.20-i686.config.ovz 64 K
kernel-2.6.20-i686-PAE.config.ovz 64 K
kernel-2.6.20-x86_64.config.ovz 61 K
kernel-2.6.20-ia64.config.ovz 55 K
kernel-2.6.20-ppc64.config.ovz 59 K


For other 2.6.20 kernel releases, see download/kernel/2.6.20/Archives.

For other kernel branches, see download/kernel.

Kernel branches
Testing / Beta
RHEL6 testing
RHEL5 • RHEL4 • 2.6.32 • 2.6.27 • 2.6.26 • 2.6.24 • 2.6.22 • 2.6.20 • 2.6.18 • 2.6.16 • FC5 • SLES10 • 2.6.8
Versions of 2.6.20 kernel