Kernel updates

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by vasa1, May 24, 2012.

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  1. vasa1

    vasa1 Registered Member

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    I've had two kernel updates just a few days apart. The first update did not prompt for a reboot, which I found odd. Today's update did.
     
  2. guest

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    Looking for rebootless kernel updates in Bing, I found an interesting link

    http://www.ksplice.com/

    An Oracle product, btw!
     
  3. tlu

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    Yes, but also available for Ubuntu and Fedora. I had seen it before but haven't tested it yet.

    Has anybody tried it?
     
  4. Hungry Man

    Hungry Man Registered Member

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    Ksplice is nice but not really worth using unless uptime is insanely important such as on a server.

    Most kernel updates you'll have to restart.
     
  5. tlu

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    But obviously not with Ksplice ...
     
  6. Hungry Man

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    Not sure if ksplice is considered ready for mass deployment outside of a server. Might be though.

    @PeterPan,

    Oracle bought ksplice and everyone basically breathed a heavy sigh of "god damnit" when they did.
     
  7. guest

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    Isn't Oracle improving the product faster/better with its more abundant resources? But I know this isn't always the case (OpenOffice vs LibreOffice comes to mind).
     
  8. Hungry Man

    Hungry Man Registered Member

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    God no.

    Any time you read "Oracle did X" you can assume that X was a bad idea/ bad for everyone.
     
  9. guest

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    That says nothing about improvements in the Ksplice software. I'm not really interested in propaganda about "for the common good" (lol), I'm interested in tech advancements.
     
  10. Hungry Man

    Hungry Man Registered Member

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    And one day you'll realize why that's so silly.

    edit: *hopefully*
     
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  11. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    I was using ksplice back before the Oracle acquisition.
    It was a great and robust product.
    Mrk
     
  12. tlu

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    Thank! Will try it on Ubuntu.
     
  13. There's also kexec, which Debian Squeeze live media enable by default. It's not terribly useful on a desktop. OTOH, it's probably very useful on a server with 128 GB of RAM.
     
  14. tlu

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    I just installed ksplice from ksplice.com (I had to install curl first - obviously a missing dependency). So I'm waiting for the next kernel update to see how it goes ;)

    I noticed that there is also a ksplice package in universe. I had tried it before but didn't find anything to configure so I decided to try the other one. Does anybody know about the differences between both packages?
     
  15. chronomatic

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    Oracle has stopped working on OpenOffice all together and have said they are going to leave it to the community, so that might be why you notice it isn't developing as fast as it used to when Sun worked on it.
     
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