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Warning.svg Warning: this is an old version of RHEL5 kernel. For the latest version, see Download/kernel/rhel5/028stab122.4.
Kernel branch RHEL5
Based on RHEL5 2.6.18
Status frozen, not maintained, stable
End Of Life Feb 2018
Latest 028stab122.4
Archives RHEL5


  • Major mainstream security fix (CVE-2008-0001).
  • Updated to latest RHEL5 kernel (2.6.18-53.1.4.el5) -- security fixes (RHSA-2007:0993).
  • utimensat() syscall backport for new distros.
  • CPT fixes/improvements.
  • CIFS bugfix.
  • Other minor fixes.

Config changes[edit]




  • -CONFIG_FB_INTEL (was m)

Compatibility notes[edit]

  • Checkpointing file format changed; live migration to earlier kernels won't work.

[ 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-PAE RPM.
  • Otherwise, use the plain kernel RPM (i.e. ovzkernel).

For more info, see Kernel flavors.

x86 (i686, IA32)[edit]

File Size
ovzkernel-2.6.18-53.1.4.el5.028stab053.4.i686.rpm 17 Mb
ovzkernel-devel-2.6.18-53.1.4.el5.028stab053.4.i686.rpm 5 Mb
ovzkernel-PAE-2.6.18-53.1.4.el5.028stab053.4.i686.rpm 17 Mb
ovzkernel-PAE-devel-2.6.18-53.1.4.el5.028stab053.4.i686.rpm 5 Mb
ovzkernel-xen-2.6.18-53.1.4.el5.028stab053.4.i686.rpm 17 Mb
ovzkernel-xen-devel-2.6.18-53.1.4.el5.028stab053.4.i686.rpm 5 Mb

IA64 (Itanium)[edit]

File Size
ovzkernel-2.6.18-53.1.4.el5.028stab053.4.ia64.rpm 33 Mb
ovzkernel-devel-2.6.18-53.1.4.el5.028stab053.4.ia64.rpm 5 Mb

ppc64 (Power)[edit]

File Size
ovzkernel-2.6.18-53.1.4.el5.028stab053.4.ppc64.rpm 19 Mb
ovzkernel-devel-2.6.18-53.1.4.el5.028stab053.4.ppc64.rpm 5 Mb

x86_64 (AMD64, EM64T)[edit]

File Size
ovzkernel-2.6.18-53.1.4.el5.028stab053.4.x86_64.rpm 19 Mb
ovzkernel-devel-2.6.18-53.1.4.el5.028stab053.4.x86_64.rpm 5 Mb
ovzkernel-xen-2.6.18-53.1.4.el5.028stab053.4.x86_64.rpm 19 Mb
ovzkernel-xen-devel-2.6.18-53.1.4.el5.028stab053.4.x86_64.rpm 5 Mb

Source RPM[edit]

File Size
ovzkernel-2.6.18-53.1.4.el5.028stab053.4.src.rpm 53 Mb
ovzkernel-2.6.18-53.1.4.el5.028stab053.4.nosrc.rpm 13 Mb
kernel-ovz.spec 272 Kb

Kernel patch[edit]

This patch is applicable to vanilla Linux 2.6.18 kernel (not to 2.6.18.y), available from

File Size
patch-53.1.4.el5.028stab053.4-combined.gz 8 Mb


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

File Size
kernel-2.6.18-i686-PAE.config.ovz 64 Kb
kernel-2.6.18-i686-ent.config.ovz 64 Kb
kernel-2.6.18-i686.config.ovz 64 Kb
kernel-2.6.18-ia64.config.ovz 56 Kb
kernel-2.6.18-ppc64.config.ovz 58 Kb
kernel-2.6.18-x86_64.config.ovz 61 Kb


For other rhel5 kernel releases, see download/kernel/rhel5/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 rhel5 kernel