Suse’s kGraft looks to put live kernel patching back into Linux

Suse has announced that it is developing kGraft, an open-source kernel patcher that will remove the need for restarting a Linux system updating the kernel.

KGraft is expected to have its first release in March, with Suse aiming to have the project eventually accepted into the kernel proper.

The source is to be licensed under both GPLv3 and GLPv2 — the parts of kGraft that interact with the GPLv2-licensed kernel will have GPLv2 licencing, with the parts that touch the GCC compiler using GPLv3.