Why should we update to the latest kernel version?

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Red Hat is constantly making new innovations, improving and fixing bugs in our software. This is especially important for the kernel as it contains drivers for many devices. Old kernels can suffer from kernel crashes/hangs, network interface flapping, bonding problems, IO performance and networking problems and many others, which may have been fixed in more recent releases.

This article will guide you on:

  • Finding out what kernel version you are running
  • Finding which bugs have been found in your kernel version
  • How to upgrade/revert the kernel.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (all versions)

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