I'm suffering from a kernel bug in a production environment. The problem isn't causing a complete outage, but it's degrading service.
These are soft lockups.
I'd like to try a newer kernel, however Squeeze only has 18.104.22.168, but kernel.org has 22.214.171.124. I've compiled from source in the past, but should this really be necessary? I'd really rather not put other admins through manual tracking of security bugs.
Backports seems to no longer have 2.6 kernels, they're all 3.2. 3.2 is a PITA to install because it pulls in a mountain of dependencies. E.g., linux-base > 3
Those dependencies could break my abilty to boot back in 2.6, cutting out my backout plan and potentially leading to a very long production outage.
There are references online of backports having a newer 2.6.32 kernel. Where did they go?