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    SubjectRe: [PATCH x86_64] Live Patching Function on 2.6.11.7
    On Mon, Apr 18, 2005 at 02:25:06AM -0700, Chris Wedgwood wrote:

    > > The call switching folks have been doing live patching at least
    > > since I worked on it, over 25 years ago. This is not just
    > > marketing.
    >
    > That still doesn't explain *why* live patching is needed.

    The more optimization a modern compiler does the less practical a patching
    approach seems for anything but very trivial fixes.

    I'd try a shared library based approach for on the fly updates.

    Ralf
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