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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


(since 2.6.24-ovz002.2)

  • SIT tunnel driver fix to work in container.
  • Critical connection tracking bugfixes.
  • "Hide container processes in host system" feature. Controlled by kernel.pid_ns_hide_child sysctl, disabled by default.
  • Fairsched is back based on mainline group scheduling. Container processes are scheduled into one group.
  • Fixed uevent generation in container (OpenVZ Bug #840).
  • Fixed tun/tap creation in container.
  • Fixes in container's sysfs (OpenVZ Bug #852).
  • Fixed compilation without CONFIG_SYSFS set
  • Register /dev/null, /dev/zero, /dev/full, /dev/random and /dev/urandom inside container

For the complete list of changes in this release, see git changelog for kernel v2.6.24-ovz004.

Compatibility notes

  • Fields start_tag, value and delay in fairsched proc files are stubbed to zeroes due to complete scheduler internals overhaul.

Config changes

Same as 2.6.24-ovz002.2, plus:

  • -CONFIG_UNUSED_SYMBOLS (was 'y'; CPT was workarounded, option now unneeded)
  • +CONFIG_VZ_FAIRSCHED=y (Fairsched died, long live Fairsched)
  • +CONFIG_LEGACY_PTYS=y (was forgotten)


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-ovz004.1.i686.rpm 24 Mb
kernel-PAE-2.6.24-ovz004.1.i686.rpm 24 Mb

x86_64 (AMD64, EM64T)

File Size
kernel-2.6.24-ovz004.1.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-ovz004.1.src.rpm 46 Mb
kernel-2.6.24-ovz004.1.nosrc.rpm 995 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-ovz004.1-combined.gz 755 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