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So why are people worried that patching of a running kernel wouldn't be used by anybody?
Personally I can't see who *wouldn't* use it, and I'd love to see these patches go in!
KSplice: Yes, please
Posted Dec 20, 2008 22:18 UTC (Sat) by man_ls (subscriber, #15091)
Meanwhile, for servers there is the added issue of predictability. To diagnose any problems you want to know for sure the exact state of a system. After a few months of live patching it is hard to know which code is running, so it will add noise to any problem-solving efforts on these machines. The safest course of action is again to disable it, and that is what server distros will probably do.
The inherent coolness of ksplice is big, but before it hits big time it has to meet at least three requirements:
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