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    Phoronix: Linux 5.1 Livepatching Lands Atomic Replace / Cumulative Patches Support

    With the in-development Linux 5.1 is a big step forward to the kernel's live-patching infrastructure for this functionality that allows primarily applying security updates against the running kernel without the need for reboots...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...1-Livepatching

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    Big item for enterprise , nobody here seems to care?

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      Originally posted by aht0 View Post
      Big item for enterprise , nobody here seems to care?
      Rebooting is not a big hassle if you aren't running some 99.999% uptime database server.

      Also, these live patches are never going to be free. They're an incredible pain to create and then they have to be tested. I personally would never do it for free and I doubt there's a pile of open source volunteers out there either.

      They're an enterprise thing and will stay that way.

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