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SubjectRe: Ksplice updates for Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty
On Thu 2009-07-02 15:06:09, Jeff Arnold wrote:
> On Tue, 30 Jun 2009, Pavel Machek wrote:
>
> > Hmmm, so what are its limits? How much manual work is involved?
>
> The Ksplice technical paper (http://www.ksplice.com/paper) describes in
> detail how Ksplice works--including what it can do automatically and what
> requires assistance from a programmer or other tools.

Ok, I see now.. if data structures change, manual intervention
required. Only suitable for simple patches.

> > Lets say I want 2.6.30 -> 2.6.31-rc1... that's just source patch, right?
>
> For now, we're using Ksplice to apply bug-fix patches, such as from the
> stable tree (2.6.29 -> 2.6.29.5, not 2.6.30 -> 2.6.31).

Yep, and you'll probably not be able to do major changes, ever.

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