Ubuntu Linux Kernel live patching enables runtime correction of critical security issues in running kernel without rebooting.
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- nixCraft+2What's wrong with paying for it? It is a good idea to support a free software when you need it over 3 servers.Oct 19, 2016
- did not say that! They r working upstream for a solution ....Oct 19, 2016
- The Canonical live patch service uses the upstream kernel's method to do the live patch. How is that not open?Oct 19, 2016
- Probably they speak about the client. The Canonical livepatch client is a commercial software and the source code is not available.
The catch here is:
"A randomly chosen subset of the free users of Canonical Livepatches will receive their Canonical Livepatches slightly earlier than the rest of the free users or UA users, as a lightweight canary testing mechanism, benefiting all Canonical Livepatch users"
If someone has a problem with that, buy a subscription.Oct 19, 2016
- In this instance Canonical seems to be using upstream while the likes of RH, Suse and Oracle are using proprietary solutions.Oct 19, 2016
- the RH and SUSE downstream technologies are based on the upstream livepatch. In fact the upstream version is a mix of SUSE and RH minus some parts which upstream didn't really like yet. Have a look at the "LIVE PATCH" section in the kernel's MAINTAINERS file, you'll find 2 RH and 3 SUSE employees there, but none from Canonical, and the git log doesn't give them a lot of credit in the source as well. Sorry but Canonical's propaganda department did it once again. Just my 2c.Oct 19, 2016
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