Chapter 30. Manually Upgrading the Kernel
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30.1. Overview of Kernel Packages
- kernel — Contains the kernel for single, multicore and multiprocessor systems.
- kernel-debug — Contains a kernel with numerous debugging options enabled for kernel diagnosis, at the expense of reduced performance.
- kernel-devel — Contains the kernel headers and makefiles sufficient to build modules against the kernel package.
- kernel-debug-devel — Contains the development version of the kernel with numerous debugging options enabled for kernel diagnosis, at the expense of reduced performance.
- kernel-doc — Documentation files from the kernel source. Various portions of the Linux kernel and the device drivers shipped with it are documented in these files. Installation of this package provides a reference to the options that can be passed to Linux kernel modules at load time.By default, these files are placed in the
- kernel-headers — Includes the C header files that specify the interface between the Linux kernel and user-space libraries and programs. The header files define structures and constants that are needed for building most standard programs.
- kernel-firmware — Contains all of the firmware files that are required by various devices to operate.
- perf — This package contains supporting scripts and documentation for the perf tool shipped in each kernel image subpackage.