Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 15th Apr 2015 10:38 UTC
Linux

Feature-wise, 4.0 doesn't have all that much special. Much have been made of the new kernel patching infrastructure, but realistically, that not only wasn't the reason for the version number change, we've had much bigger changes in other versions. So this is very much a "solid code progress" release.

Despite the version number, not a big deal.

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Comment by defdog99
by defdog99 on Sat 18th Apr 2015 05:33 UTC
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But in a world of zero day exploits and security issues... isnt rebooting a requirement "just to make sure everything picks up the new change" ?

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RE: Comment by defdog99
by hussam on Sat 18th Apr 2015 13:55 in reply to "Comment by defdog99"
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2006-08-17

But in a world of zero day exploits and security issues... isnt rebooting a requirement "just to make sure everything picks up the new change" ?

Correct. You still need to reboot. I don't know how this specifically works but I guess it intercepts the next call to a function and routes it to the updated function in the updated kernel (I could be very much mistaken here).
You really only want this feature when you absolutely need a fix for a bug in a running kernel but still cannot afford to reboot.

Edited 2015-04-18 14:09 UTC

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