[CentOS] Kernel live patching on CentOS Stream 9

Thu Jan 13 17:28:16 UTC 2022
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

On 1/7/22 12:18, Gordon Messmer wrote:
> On 1/7/22 09:39, Gionatan Danti wrote:
>> is kernel live patching working for CentOS Stream 9? 
> https://access.redhat.com/solutions/2206511
> My understanding of live kernel patching is that the feature allows 
> systems to update specific individual kernel functions, and is primarily 
> useful for addressing security vulnerabilities (and not, for example, 
> for updating from one kernel version to another).  I don't know for a 
> fact, but my expectation is that CentOS Stream systems aren't going to 
> get "live" patches because there's no ongoing support for individual 
> kernels.

Indeed .. you will get those things rolled into the next kernel, but not 
as live patches.