[Pdns-users] Installing PowerDNS 4.x authorative server on Debian Jessie

Peter van Dijk peter.van.dijk at powerdns.com
Tue Aug 2 20:44:37 UTC 2016

Hello Volker,

On 1 Aug 2016, at 22:24, Volker Janzen wrote:

> Is the kernel version a strict requirement for PowerDNS? E.g. 
> Virtuozzo 6 will have many years of support left, Debian Jessie is 
> known to run well in Virtuozzo 6 containers. I think 50% of my cluster 
> runs a 2.6.32 kernel that still receives support via RHEL6.
> What happens if I comment the line on systems with older kernels? As 
> far as I can see PowerDNS works normal. Why does systemd not disable 
> the check for incompatibel kernel? Perhaps it would be an option, too, 
> to disable systemd on all Debian Jessie containers and run init again.

PowerDNS itself makes very few assumptions about the kernel. Features 
like reuseport may not work but it’s disabled by default. As has 
become clear from the discussion I hope, we cannot worry about systemd 
features breaking things in ‘exotic’ setups; this is, rudely put, 
not our problem.

Kind regards,
Peter van Dijk
PowerDNS.COM BV - https://www.powerdns.com/

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