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Old 07-23-2009, 10:50 PM   #1
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LXer: This week at LWN: Ksplice provides updates without reboots


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While Linux systems generally have a good reputation for uptime, there are sometimes unavoidable reasons that a reboot is required. Typically, that is because of a kernel update, especially one that fixes a security hole. Companies that have long-running processes, or those who require uninterrupted availability, are not particularly fond of this requirement. A new company, Ksplice, Inc. has come up with a way to avoid these reboots by hot-patching a running kernel.

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