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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 2.6.8 kernel. For the latest version, see Download/kernel/2.6.8/022stab078.21.
Kernel branch 2.6.8
Based on vanilla 2.6.8
Status stable, not maintained
Latest 022stab078.21
Archives 2.6.8


  • Security/mainstream fixes
  • gcc4 compilation fixes
  • Scheduler improvements
  • Area-check patch
  • Code cleanups

[ See full changelog here… ]


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 ovzkernel-enterprise kernel.
  • If there is more than one CPU available (or a CPU with hyperthreading), use the ovzkernel-smp RPM.
  • Otherwise, use the plain kernel RPM (ovzkernel).

For more info, see Kernel flavors.

x86 (i686, IA32)[edit]

File Size
ovzkernel-2.6.8-022stab050.1.i686.rpm 10 Mb
ovzkernel-smp-2.6.8-022stab050.1.i686.rpm 10 Mb
ovzkernel-enterprise-2.6.8-022stab050.1.i686.rpm 10 Mb

x86_64 (AMD64, EM64T)[edit]

File Size
ovzkernel-2.6.8-022stab050.1.x86_64.rpm 10 Mb
ovzkernel-smp-2.6.8-022stab050.1.x86_64.rpm 10 Mb

Source RPM[edit]

File Size
ovzkernel-2.6.8-022stab050.1.src.rpm 36 Mb
kernel-ovz.spec 21 Kb

Kernel patch[edit]

This patch is applicable to vanilla Linux 2.6.8 kernel (not to 2.6.8.y), available from

File Size
patch-022stab050-combined.gz 2 Mb


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

File Size
kernel-2.6.8-022stab050-i686-enterprise.config.ovz 27 Kb
kernel-2.6.8-022stab050-i686-smp.config.ovz 28 Kb
kernel-2.6.8-022stab050-i686.config.ovz 27 Kb
kernel-2.6.8-022stab050-ia64.config.ovz 24 Kb
kernel-2.6.8-022stab050-x86_64-smp.config.ovz 24 Kb
kernel-2.6.8-022stab050-x86_64.config.ovz 24 Kb


For other 2.6.8 kernel releases, see download/kernel/2.6.8/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 2.6.8 kernel