CentOSPlus kernel available for testing

Thursday, 26, June 2014 Akemi Yagi kernel 20 Comments

The centosplus kernel for 7 is now available for testing. The kernel version is 3.10.0-123.el7 (GA kernel). You can download it from this site.

If you wonder what this kernel is for, please visit this earlier post.

Extra features enabled in the config file include some network adapters, BusLogic, IPX, Appletalk, and ReiserFS. TOMOYO and AppArmor are also enabled but SeLinux remains the default.

For more details, please see this post on the centos-devel mailing list.

Your feedback welcome either here or on the mailing list.

20 thoughts on "CentOSPlus kernel available for testing"

  1. I love you guys, keep doing what you're doing.

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  3. Teguh Aditya says:

    where to download ISOs?

    1. Jim Perrin says:

      There aren't any yet. CentOS 7 is still in the testing phase. They'll be announced when they're ready. You can follow the developer discussions at http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-devel/

      1. keithpeter says:


        I will be reinstalling when the final version is released. Right now, I'm interested in testing the Centos-Plus kernel and its extra drivers with my ath5k wifi card.

        1. keithpeter says:

          ath5k wifi adapter working fine with this kernel, just as it did with the kernel mod from Elrepo in a previous test install. Used ISO dated June 26th and the CentOSPlus kernel downloaded from address above.

          1. Akemi Yagi says:

            That's great to know. Thanks for reporting.

        2. Teguh Aditya says:

          Thank's keithpeter, but it's just LiveCD

          still waiting for stable release

  4. linbit says:

    Why no DRBD, since it is in the kernel now??

    1. Akemi Yagi says:

      I suppose DRBD can be enabled in the plus kernel. But wouldn't it need a utils package to be usable?

    2. George Machitidze says:

      is DRBD available in RHEL7?

      1. Akemi Yagi says:

        The RHEL-7 kernel includes the DRBD code but it is not enabled. Red Hat and LinBit have a partnership and you need to make an arrangement with LinBit (purchase) to get the DRBD support.

  5. Leslie Satenstein says:

    I am in the process of building a LAMP system.

    I would prefer maria.db to mysqldb and I am waiting for "systemctl". I understand that the release is scheduled for within the next 30 days (1 august 2014. I am a new user.

    I can write and write well. Let me know what help I can provide.

  6. John says:

    I've noticed RHEL 7 has removed the e1000 Ethernet drivers. Will we be expecting to install them ourselves from elrepo? Or will they manage to be added into CentOS 7.

    1. Akemi Yagi says:

      You can try either way. To have it enabled in the centosplus kernel, please file a request at http://bugs.centos.org. For ELRepo, it's at http://elrepo.org/bugs .

    2. Akemi Yagi says:

      Just checked the config file of the RHEL-7 GA kernel. The e1000 and e1000e drives are in there. e100 is not. The centosplus kernel will have the e100 driver enabled.

  7. Rom says:

    Please include the forcedeth network driver.

    1. Akemi Yagi says:

      Could you file a request at http://bugs.centos.org ?

  8. Andre Gompel says:

    Please add as a kernel module in CENTOS-Plus the Broadcom Corporation BCM43228 driver, so many of the HP and DELL notebooks, WiFi using this chip will "just work, out of the box".


    1. Akemi Yagi says:

      Some modules are supported by the bcma driver. Find out the device ID pair using 'lspci -nn' and compair it against the output returned by:

      grep -i 14E4 /lib/modules/`uname -r`/modules.alias | grep bcma

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