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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


  • rebase to kernel to accomodate influx of CVE fixes
  • fix for checkpointing and restore of processes which done shmat(2)
  • epoll(2) fix in CPT to checkpoint some Fedora template
  • fix crash when /vz is on NFS export
  • restore plethora of /proc/net/* files inside VE which userspace utilities relies on.
  • fix long standing dcache accounting misinteraction with SLUB
  • fix occasional oopses when reading /proc/net/{udp,tcp}
  • fix minor lockdep warnings

For the complete list of changes in this release, see git changelog for kernel v2.6.24-ovz005.


  • CONFIG_AUDIT=n (known to be buggy in VE/VE0, investigation and proper ban in progress)


  • no new issues


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-ovz005.1.i686.rpm 24 Mb
kernel-PAE-2.6.24-ovz005.1.i686.rpm 24 Mb

x86_64 (AMD64, EM64T)

File Size
kernel-2.6.24-ovz005.1.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-ovz005.1.src.rpm 46 Mb
kernel-2.6.24-ovz005.1.nosrc.rpm 1 Mb
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-ovz005.1-combined.gz 825 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