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Re: KSplice in Fedora?



On Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 7:12 PM, Josh Boyer <jwboyer gmail com> wrote:
On Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 11:19:53PM +0000, Christopher Brown wrote:
>I understand Microsoft has patented this technology so it is currently
>no-go for inclusion.

[jwboyer hansolo ~]$ koji latest-pkg dist-f11 ksplice
Build                                     Tag                   Built by
----------------------------------------  --------------------  ----------------
ksplice-0.9.7-3.fc11                      dist-f11              s4504kr
[jwboyer hansolo ~]$ koji latest-pkg dist-f11 fedora-ksplice
Build                                     Tag                   Built by
----------------------------------------  --------------------  ----------------
fedora-ksplice-0.5-5.fc11                 dist-f11              s4504kr
[jwboyer hansolo ~]$

josh


Then Linux shouldn't be compiled using kmods and instead as a monolithic binary, since kernel modules fall under the patent. Besides, there are tons of prior art on it. KSplice is a good technology that could possibly be integrated in. fedora-ksplice is only build scripts for the kernel it looks like. ksplice is there as a package, but what about the GNOME frontend? The screenshot for ksplice in Ubuntu looks like PackageKit, so maybe it would be possible to integrate ksplice into PackageKit/yum so that rebooting for updates would be unnecessary.

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