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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.

Warning.svg Warning: this is an old version of 2.6.24 kernel. For the latest version, see Download/kernel/2.6.24/2.6.24-ovz009.1.
Kernel branch 2.6.24
Based on vanilla 2.6.24
Status frozen, not maintained
Latest 2.6.24-ovz009.1
Archives 2.6.24
Git repo linux-2.6.24-openvz


  • First release of 2.6.24-based OpenVZ kernel.
  • Based on mainline kernel.
  • Port to part of net namespaces infrastructure from mainline.
  • CPT is back and working (modulo bugs).
  • Fair scheduler was dropped, mainline scheduler is used.

For the complete list of changes in this release, see git changelog for kernel v2.6.24-ovz002.2.

Config changes

Based on Fedora's config with small tweaks:


Compatibility notes

  • All OpenVZ specific sysctls were made /proc/sys-only.
  • Due to fairsched absence /proc/fairsched, /proc/fairsched2, sys_fairsched_* system calls are unavailable, fairsched VE tunables are temporarily ignored.


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-2.6.24-ovz002.2.i686.rpm 24 Mb
kernel-PAE-2.6.24-ovz002.2.i686.rpm 24 Mb

x86_64 (AMD64, EM64T)

File Size
kernel-2.6.24-ovz002.2.x86_64.rpm 24 Mb

IA64 (Itanium)

  • RPMS will be provided in future releases.

ppc64 (Power)

  • RPMS will be provided in future releases.


Currently, OpenVZ project does not have any SPARC hardware to test/build/debug our kernels on this platform.

Source RPM

File Size
kernel-2.6.24-ovz002.2.src.rpm 46 Mb
kernel-2.6.24-ovz002.2.nosrc.rpm 991 Kb
kernel-ovz.spec 16 Kb

Kernel patch

This patch is applicable to vanilla Linux 2.6.24 kernel (not to 2.6.24.y), available from

File Size
patch-ovz002.2-combined.gz 750 Kb


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

File Size
kernel-2.6.24-i686-PAE.config.ovz 80 Kb
kernel-2.6.24-i686.config.ovz 80 Kb
kernel-2.6.24-x86_64.config.ovz 74 Kb


For other 2.6.24 kernel releases, see download/kernel/2.6.24/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 2.6.24 kernel