Generally, all Linux distributions needs a scheduled reboot once to stay up to date with important kernel security updates. RHN (or other distro vendors) provides Linux kernel security updates. You can apply kernel updates using yum command or apt-get command line options. After each upgrade you need to reboot the server.
This is a loaded question because I'm already aware of, and am very interested in ksplice. The problem is that since they were bought by Oracle, they have been forced to pull numerous server distributions from the offerings.
For many blogs, getting picked up on Slashdot is a dream come true. For startup Ksplice, it seems to be a matter of course. Yes, the company's blog had a total of *three* posts as of Wednesday, and two of them had already hit the big time on Slashdot in short order.
I'm currently running Precise (12.04 LTS), along with ksplice to perform rebootless updates. However, just recently, it isn't working properly.
The Ksplice Uptrack manager told me there were some updates to apply, so I clicked install, and it has now been showing a 'Working: Please wait a moment' dialog which never moves along. This time it has been running about 24 hours without progress.
Red Hat released version 5.7 of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, adding new drivers and KVM hypervisor improvements. In other enterprise Linux news, Oracle acquired Ksplice and its Linux-based hot-patching update technology, and an eWEEK review found the new Ubuntu-based Stackops Linux distro speeds the process of configuring and deploying OpenStack clouds....