Linked by David Adams on Fri 6th Aug 2010 16:53 UTC
General Development Ksplice applies kernel patches on-the-fly - no reboot required -- in a fraction of a second. Here's a hands-on guide to performing painless system updates. Learn how to patch a live kernel and give reboots the boot.
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RE: $5 per system per month?
by JMcCarthy on Sat 7th Aug 2010 21:44 UTC in reply to "$5 per system per month?"
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You don't actually need to pay $5 to use Ksplice, it's free software in both sense of the term (GPL). The $5 is for their automagic service, which grabs and applies the necessary updates for you.

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shotsman Member since:

Which is why the last line of my post is important.

We discussed this in our team yesterday during one of our monthly system update operations.
The general concensus is that ksplice would be of use to systems that never had any planned downtime.
Ours do. We failover to the DR site and run that as the main for a month before failing back.

The charge for a client to find the patches was met with derision. Nothing gets onto our production servers without going through proper testing. So far in 4+ years (before my time at the site) we have not had to apply an emergency patch to the kernel.

Therefore in our particular case, We don't need no pay for use client.
It might be free for F13 or Ubuntu xx.yy but all of our systems are RHEL or CentOS. For these we have to pay.
Sorry. not interested in this.

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