What's new in CentOS 6

Here is a quick run down of some major features and updates that we'll soon see in CentOS 6. (When it's finally released).

Filesystem & Storage:

  • ext4 is now the default filesystem,
  • LVM finally supports mergable snapshots - finally we can implement safe (transacted) file level replication using rsync.


  • iSCSI support for root and /boot partitions


  • Updated 'tickless' kernel - save power,
  • Cgroups support for resource allocation amongst process group.

Web and applications:

  • Apache 2.2
  • MySQL 5.1.47
  • PostgreSQL 8.4.4
  • Memcached 1.4.4
  • Ruby 1.8.7
  • PHP 5.3.2
  • Tomcat 6 / OpenJDK 6

More info is available from the upstream vendors website:

— Andrew

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  1. toto
    toto on 08/23/2011 7:25 p.m.

    Thank for this informationg. I am waiting very long time to download centos 6 :)


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