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    SubjectRe: A system for rebootless kernel security updates
    On Thu 2008-04-24 16:26:44, Tomasz Chmielewski wrote:
    > Jeff Arnold wrote:
    >
    > >I've put together an automatic system for applying
    > >kernel security patches to the Linux kernel without
    > >rebooting it, and I wanted to share this system with
    > >the community in case others find it useful or
    > >interesting.
    >
    > Hmm, the idea seem to be patented by Microsoft, i.e.
    > this patent from December 2002:
    >
    > http://www.google.com/patents?id=cVyWAAAAEBAJ&dq=hotpatching
    >
    > (and other patents by Microsoft if you search for
    > "hotpatching").

    ...so US will not be able to fix security holes without reboot, good.
    Perhaps they fix their stupid laws after next worm outbreak...

    Pavel
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