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SubjectRe: [PATCH x86_64] Live Patching Function on 2.6.11.7
Rik van Riel wrote:
> On Wed, 20 Apr 2005, Takashi Ikebe wrote:

>>Well, as many said Live patching is very historical & authoritative
>>function on especially carrier, telecom vendor.
>>If linux want to be adopted on mission critical world, this function is
>>esseintial.

> Yes, if you want to use Linux in those scenarios you will
> need to change the telco programs to use shared memory and
> file descriptor passing, instead of live patching.

Unfortunately we're also dealing (in many cases) with pre-existing
software coming over from other OS's. The beancounters want to avoid
rewriting the millions of lines of application code, so they'd rather
add the missing support to the kernel.

If it doesn't go into mainline, we'll just end up with a bunch of
different telco-patches being maintained on the side. I highly doubt
all the applications will get fixed any time soon.

Chris
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