The Oracle Linux team has announced the availability of Oracle Linux 6.4, the fourth update release for Oracle Linux 6. The individual RPM packages have already been published from the public yum repository and ISO images will be available from the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud. The new release includes new features and improvements, including, most importantly, a new version of the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel.
Oracle Linux customers also have access to a number of recently announced unique features and benefits, writes Lenz Grimmer in a new blog. These include support for an XFS file system, which is now available for customers with Premier Support subscriptions using Oracle Linux 6. There is also a new feature in the Ksplice service, known as the Ksplice offline client. Ksplice provides zero downtime kernel updates and the new option eliminates the requirement to have a direct connection to the internet to apply Ksplice patches. In addition, this new release of Oracle Linux adds DTrace for Oracle Linux, a dynamic tracing framework.
Oracle Linux can be downloaded, used and distributed free of charge, including updates and errata which are also freely available. For further details, see the Oracle Linux 6.4 Release Notes.