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Linux 5.5 Livepatching Tracks The System State For Better Patch Handling/Compatibility

Dec 04, 2019, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

The kernel livepatching infrastructure that allows applying kernel patches (primarily security fixes) to a running kernel without the need to reboot in order to avoid downtime is seeing a big improvement with Linux 5.5.

With the Linux 5.5 livepatching support comes system state tracking in order to better handle different kernel live patches over time that could potentially clash with one another

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