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Interview with Ksplice Co-Founder

Ksplice is an amazing new technology which allows patches to be applied directly into a running kernel, without needing a reboot. linuxdlsazine talks with co-founder and Chief Operating Officer and discusses the origins of the project and what it has to offer.

Ksplice is an advanced new project which enables patches to be applied directly into a running kernel, without the need for a reboot. The project has just announced a free service for users of Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope which enables this right on the desktop. linuxdlsazine had a chat with co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, Waseem Daher, about this exciting new system, what inspired the project and what it has to offer. Christopher Smart: Could you tell us about Ksplice, what it is and how it works? Waseem Daher: Sure. It’s technology that Jeff Arnold developed at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) as his Masters thesis, which he started working on in mid-2006, and it lets you update a running Linux kernel without requiring a reboot. The technical details are explored in detail in the paper available on the website, but at a high level, the interesting…

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