Today I had to upgrade our servers kernel. Some security issues showed as potentially dangerous.
One from our servers BIOS boot time is really painful slow, so I recalled, there was some on-fly patching program - Ksplice, which is now developed by Oracle and source codes was withdrawn from Oracle website. Luckily, there is light.
This article is no longer relevant.
You may choose between
- snapshot for testing (ksplice-1.0_p20131112)
- live ebuild (ksplice-9999-r1) In this moment, codebase is exactly same. After testing we stabilize ksplice-1.0_p20131112, so if you can, give a Ksplice try!
We plan a few days of testing and we'll share the results.