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Checkpoint/restart (mostly) in user space

Checkpoint/restart (mostly) in user space

Posted Jul 28, 2011 9:16 UTC (Thu) by mhelsley (guest, #11324)
In reply to: Checkpoint/restart (mostly) in user space by Lennie
Parent article: Checkpoint/restart (mostly) in user space

Sure. Though I wonder what "89% security patches" really means in practical terms. What is a "security patch" to whoever produced that number, and what portion of all kernel patches (in the sample, a single release, or overall?) are classified as such? "security patches" could be a small portion of the patches applied to the kernel in any given release so that 89% is potentially much less impressive than it sounds.


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Checkpoint/restart (mostly) in user space

Posted Jul 28, 2011 19:05 UTC (Thu) by Lennie (guest, #49641) [Link]

I always assumed it was a stable release of 'server-distribution', a slow moving target, like Debian stable or Ubuntu LTS which only gets security updates on the kernel (maybe some stability updates). And it is those security patches that they are talking about it.

But I could be wrong ofcourse.


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