This kernel address some instability that was being experienced by disk quotas on a few platforms.
Whilst we were not affected by this issue, we feel that it is best to keep the kernels and updates right up-to-date during this time of trying to mitigate the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities.
This is a re-base of the kernel to the latest version. The kernel will continue to be updated every 4 hours with the latest patches and fixes by our KernelCare service that provides reboot-less kernel patching.
We received a security alert from the kernel developers instructing us to revert back to the 2.6.32-896.16.1.lve1.4.49.el6.x86_64 kernel as there was a possibility that there was an issue in the 2.6.32-896.16.1.lve1.4.50.el6.x86_64 kernel which makes it vulnerable to Spectre variant 1 attack.
The system has been rebooted into the 2.6.32-896.16.1.lve1.4.49.el6.x86_64 kernel.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018