Linux reboots are a thing of the past with Ksplice
Nov 23, 2009, 20:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Wallen)
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"That is correct. With the help of a newly developed technology
(dubbed Ksplice) even a kernel update will not require a reboot.
This is fantastic news to administrators who depend upon constant
uptime for their servers and production desktops/machines.
"Of course one might think such a technology would be difficult
at best to use. Not so. The developers of Ksplice have created an
incredibly easy to use system that allows the administrator to
handle critical updates, normally requiring a reboot, as easily as
those updates that do not require a reboot.
"Getting such a system working does requiring the installation
of third party software. This tutorial will walk you through
installing Ksplice as well as how to go about updating a currently
running kernel with the new system."