Kernel and Hardware Upgrades

     I am planning yet another kernel upgrade tonight starting at 11pm as there is an issue with the kernel taking memory from the wrong end of a linked list resulting in poor guest performance.  Since we use VM’s to implement most of our services, guest performance is important.  If this goes as smoothly as the last upgrade it should be completed well before midnight.

     With respect to MariaDB database hardware, I’ve been notified by Amazon that it will be as much as a week later than originally promised, so the upgrade may not happen until the weekend of March 12th.