kGraft/kPatch Support on 16.04 LTS

Andrew Martin amartin at
Tue Jan 26 19:26:45 UTC 2016


For server environments where uptime is crucial and rebooting servers to install
install kernel security fixes is very disruptive, the ability to live patch 
security fixes into the running kernel is a very desirable feature. Are there
any plans to add support for the kGraft/kPatch support available in 4.x series
kernels in Ubuntu Server 16.04? This would be a fantastic feature for the next
LTS release and would make it a lot easier to apply critical security fixes such
as CVE-2016-0728.


Andrew Martin

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