Linux Top 3: kPatch, Linux 3.14 and Ubuntu GNOME

A new era of dynamic Linux kernel patching tools is now starting to emerge. We’ve all known about Oracle’s kSplice for years, but now SUSE and Red Hat are actively seeking to enter the space.

The most recent entrant is the Red Hat kpatch project which is now under active development. According to Red Hat,kpatch allows you to patch a Linux kernel without rebooting or restarting any processes.