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Upgrade the kernal package on linux 6.5

Kishore_Reddy Oracle DBAHyderabadMember Posts: 34
edited Apr 2, 2018 12:43AM in Oracle Linux


I want to upgrade the kernel in my Linux 6.5. I am frequently facing an issue. below is the screen shot. after research I figured it out to upgrade the kernel package. I have no clue how to do it. CAn someone help me on this ?.. How can I know which kernel my system is using and to which kernel to upgrade.


Thank you

Kishore Reddy



  • Dude!
    Dude! [email protected]Member Posts: 22,830 Black Diamond
    edited Mar 28, 2018 4:26AM

    A "soft lockup" usually occurs when the kernel is too busy allocating or releasing objects that prevent multitasking thresholds. The watchdog daemon will then send a message to all CPU's, reporting the problem and their current running task.

    What makes you think that upgrading the kernel is the solution? You may have a problem with hardware or exceeding available system resources. However, updating 6.5, which is obsolete and no longer maintained, to the latest release update 6.9 is a good idea. This will apply errata and patches.

    # yum update

  • Kishore_Reddy
    Kishore_Reddy Oracle DBA HyderabadMember Posts: 34
    edited Apr 2, 2018 12:43AM

    Hi Dude,

    I was reading the below document. it says to upgrade the kernel. I have no idea how to do it.


    thank you

    Kishore Reddy

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