[Beowulf] Dirty COW fix for RHEL 6.x

Peter Kjellström cap at nsc.liu.se
Mon Oct 31 09:39:44 PDT 2016

On Fri, 28 Oct 2016 15:40:47 +1100
Christopher Samuel <samuel at unimelb.edu.au> wrote:

> On 28/10/16 15:30, Greg Lindahl wrote:
> > This is a good time to remind everyone that CentOS 6.7 isn't the
> > same as RHEL 6.7. When you pay Red Hat, they'll provide security
> > patches when you stay with non-tip point releases.  
> To be fair you have to pay Red Hat *extra* if you want patches for the
> non-current RHEL release(s) and don't have premium support:
> # Red Hat provides Extended Update Support(EUS) channels for
> # administrators who want to stay with one minor version of

It's even less great than that. EUS only covers one or two older dot
releases (In fact today is the last day 6.6 is covered by EUS and
tomorrow you can only be on 6.7 to get any use out of EUS).

Also EUS only includes critical updates and "selected important".

And to top it off EUS customers often have to wait significantly longer
for their update (CVE-2014-8159 for example was ~1 month later for EUS
than rhel6 normal).


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