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Re: KSplice in Fedora?



On Mon, 2009-06-29 at 23:22 -0500, King InuYasha wrote:


> Also, while KSplice is currently being used for kernel updates, it
> isn't limited to those. It could be adapted to work for other updates
> that normally force a reboot. Though, I can't think of any off the top
> of my head, it has been over a week since I ran the updater...
> -- 

Please: no.

If parts of userspace cannot re-initialise themselves without a reboot
then they should just be fixed. Even init has been able to do this for
years now - resorting to exotic live-patching methods for updating
userspace is just a workaround for badly written software.

Bryn.



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