Chapter 2 Shipped Kernel

Oracle Linux 7 Update 7 (aarch64) ships with the following kernel package:

kernel-uek-4.14.35-1902.3.2.el7

Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 5 (UEK R5), which is the default kernel.

The Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 5 is the only kernel that is supported at this time for the 64-bit Arm platform.

The Oracle Linux release is tested as a bundle, as shipped on the installation media image. When installed from the installation media image, the minimum kernel version that is supported is the kernel that is included in the image. Downgrading kernel packages is not supported, unless recommended by Oracle Support.

The kernel source code for the shipped kernel is available after the initial release through a public git source code repository at https://github.com/oracle/linux-uek.