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Thread: Ksplice: Kernel Security Patches without Reboots

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    Ksplice: Kernel Security Patches without Reboots

    If anyone reading this thread has any influence as to what may get picked up in future releases of Ubuntu, PLEASE consider this for 8.10. This is a huge win for Linux, which already is known for not requiring many reboots at all.

    http://web.mit.edu/ksplice/doc/ksplice.pdf
    "Its easy to come up with new ideas, the hard part is letting go of what worked for you two years ago, but will soon be out of date." -Roger von Oech

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    Re: Ksplice: Kernel Security Patches without Reboots

    Put this up on http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com

    I will vote for it.

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    Re: Ksplice: Kernel Security Patches without Reboots

    I'd like to see this in Hardy+1. Finally, one step closer to truly never having to restart. (My mother found this while perusing the MIT admissions site before I even read it, lol )

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    Re: Ksplice: Kernel Security Patches without Reboots

    I will put it up on brainstorm.

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    Re: Ksplice: Kernel Security Patches without Reboots

    Is this going into the Main kernel?
    if someone asks you to sudo rm -rf anything, don't do it, and don't run any command with rm in it unless you know exactly what you're doing.
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    Re: Ksplice: Kernel Security Patches without Reboots

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrewie View Post
    Is this going into the Main kernel?
    Ksplice requires no kernel changes, it's really just a complex binary patching system designed specifically for use on the Linux kernel. (It is itself a kernel module, though)

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    Re: Ksplice: Kernel Security Patches without Reboots

    Thanks for posting this, phrostbyte! This would be a very powerful addition to ubuntu desktop and server!
    "Its easy to come up with new ideas, the hard part is letting go of what worked for you two years ago, but will soon be out of date." -Roger von Oech

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    Re: Ksplice: Kernel Security Patches without Reboots

    Quote Originally Posted by WindowsSucks View Post
    Ksplice requires no kernel changes, it's really just a complex binary patching system designed specifically for use on the Linux kernel. (It is itself a kernel module, though)
    thanks for clearing that up
    if someone asks you to sudo rm -rf anything, don't do it, and don't run any command with rm in it unless you know exactly what you're doing.
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    Re: Ksplice: Kernel Security Patches without Reboots

    Sorry for reviving a very old thread, but this is relevant enough I'd say... http://linux.slashdot.org/story/09/0...Ubuntu-Systems

    "Ksplice has started offering Ksplice Uptrack for Ubuntu Jaunty, a free service that delivers rebootless versions of all the latest Ubuntu kernel security updates. It's currently available for both the 32 and 64-bit generic kernel [...]"

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