Oracle Brings Real-Time Kernel Patching to Its Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 4

Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 4 is now available for the Oracle Enterprise Linux 6 and Oracle Enterprise Linux 7 series of operating systems based on Red Hat’s RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) OS, and real-time kernel patching was one of the most requested features by Oracle Linux customers.

Real-time kernel patching in Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel is possible thanks to the Ksplice open-source extension of the Linux kernel 4 branch, which lets users to apply patches to the running kernel without the need to reboot the system, thus improving security and simplify the management of cloud infrastructures.