Ksplice : Boast new System Uptime Records
By on September 22nd, 2009

System uptime on Linux is a thing of glory for me. But being a Ubuntu user, my installation is forced into occasional reboots after applying all the updates and patches, especially the ones for the kernel.

Ksplice

Now all Linux users can boast of higher uptimes with Ksplice. Ksplice allows you to apply all the patches and updates to your system without rebooting the kernel, that is without restarting the computer.

Frequent reboots may be fine for a windows user, but if you are a Linux power user running a web-server, you may probably know the cost of bringing down the whole system for a twenty or thirty second reboot. In addition to that, the system is still vulnerable when the patches are to be applied at the next reboot, paving the way with an easy path to intrusions.

Ksplice takes controls of updates for the kernel from the Update manager and applies them live while the kernel is running. This helps not only web-servers but also regular desktop users who need higher uptimes.

All these features makes Ksplice a must have appplication for your Ubuntu Linux installation.

For download and more information on Ksplice, visit the Ksplice website.

Author: Chinmoy Kanjilal Google Profile for Chinmoy Kanjilal
Chinmoy Kanjilal is a FOSS enthusiast and evangelist. He is passionate about Android. Security exploits turn him on and he loves to tinker with computer networks. He rants occasionally at Techarraz.com. You can connect with him on Twitter @ckandroid.

Chinmoy Kanjilal has written and can be contacted at chinmoy@techie-buzz.com.

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