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SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching is launched!

George Shi

By: George Shi

November 18, 2014 3:26 pm

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It’s always be fun at SUSECon.  And this year at SUSECon, we’re happy to announce a long-anticipated new offering: SUSE Linux Enterprise Live Patching. This offering is based on the kGraft project — and can perform critical kernel patches without rebooting your server, maximizing your up-time and service availability.  Now you have one more tool to go Towards Zero …

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Slideshow: Live Kernel Patching with kGraft



By: ssalgy

March 28, 2014 10:55 am

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Check out this slideshow about live patching of the Linux kernel using kGraft.  Vojtech Pavlik, the Director of SUSE labs, lays out some important info such as: Why live patching is so much better than rebooting — especially for mission-critical servers How kGraft works Limitations of kGraft He also includes excellent details about: Exactly where …

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kGraft Live Kernel Patching now available for download



By: ssalgy

March 28, 2014 10:35 am

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SUSE has released kGraft to the public, the technology it developed to deliver live, run-time patching of the Linux kernel. Unlike other technologies, kGraft doesn’t require stopping the kernel even for short periods, making it easier for IT staff to install critical security and other patches without system downtime. “Originally a research project from SUSE …

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Video demo: Live Linux Kernel Patching with kGraft

Bryan Lunduke

By: Bryan Lunduke

February 16, 2014 12:28 pm

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In the 2 weeks since we announced the existence of kGraft, there have been many questions about how this solution for live-patching the Linux kernel works. And because (moving) pictures often speak louder than words, here is a video of kGraft in action on the official SUSE YouTube channel.

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Do We Need “kGraft” at All?

mge1512

By: mge1512

February 7, 2014 7:59 am

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Vojtěch’s announcement about kGraft started a number of interesting discussions, e.g. at LWN, Reddit, and German Heise. All of those discussions have some common topics. One of these is the question whether a live kernel patching solution such as kGraft is necessary at all.

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kGraft: Live Kernel Patching



By: Vojtěch Pavlík

January 31, 2014 7:49 am

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It has many names – hot fixing, live patching, runtime patching, rebootless updates, concurrent updates. It’s a holy grail of uptime.

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