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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 2.6.16 kernel. For the latest version, see Download/kernel/2.6.16/026test020.1.
Kernel branch 2.6.16
Based on vanilla 2.6.16
Status frozen, not maintained
Latest 026test020.1
Archives 2.6.16
Git repo linux-2.6.16-openvz


  • UBC optimisations
  • CPT fixes and updates from stable branch.
  • Dynamic VCPU control
  • VE mass stop speedup
  • Loopback statistics
  • Compilations fixes
  • sysfs ptmx virtualization.
  • Mainstream update up to
  • Code cleanups from sparse.

For the complete list of changes in this release, see git changelog for kernel 026test018.

[ 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)

File Size
ovzkernel-2.6.16-026test018.1.i686.rpm 11 Mb
ovzkernel-smp-2.6.16-026test018.1.i686.rpm 11 Mb
ovzkernel-enterprise-2.6.16-026test018.1.i686.rpm 11 Mb

ppc64 (Power)

File Size
ovzkernel-2.6.16-026test018.1.ppc64.rpm 9 Mb

x86_64 (AMD64, EM64T)

File Size
ovzkernel-2.6.16-026test018.1.x86_64.rpm 11 Mb
ovzkernel-smp-2.6.16-026test018.1.x86_64.rpm 11 Mb

Source RPM

File Size
ovzkernel-2.6.16-026test018.1.src.rpm 40 Mb
ovzkernel-2.6.16-026test018.1.nosrc.rpm 729 Kb
kernel-ovz.spec 19 Kb

Kernel patch

This patch is applicable to vanilla Linux 2.6.16 kernel (not to 2.6.16.y), available from

File Size
patch-026test018-combined.gz 691 Kb


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

File Size
kernel-2.6.16-026test018-i686-enterprise.config.ovz 36 Kb
kernel-2.6.16-026test018-i686-smp.config.ovz 36 Kb
kernel-2.6.16-026test018-i686.config.ovz 36 Kb
kernel-2.6.16-026test018-ia64.config.ovz 31 Kb
kernel-2.6.16-026test018-ppc64.config.ovz 33 Kb
kernel-2.6.16-026test018-x86_64-smp.config.ovz 33 Kb
kernel-2.6.16-026test018-x86_64.config.ovz 33 Kb


For other 2.6.16 kernel releases, see download/kernel/2.6.16/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 2.6.16 kernel