I upgraded Zend Core for Oracle on our soon-to-be production webserver at work tonight so it was running the latest build of PHP 5.2, and while I was at it I decided to make sure all its other packages were current.
It was quite sad, but the kernel was over a year out of date, so I had to kill our glorious 385 day uptime to restart the machine. While I was checking the latest version installed, I found this:
[root@web ~]# rpm -qa | grep kernel-
I could be wrong, but I think that may be a bit excessive… By my count, that’s 9 individual kernel versions, each with their respective dependent packages. Wow…