[cgl_discussion] Re: [cgl_specs] Use case - Live patching

Ralf Flaxa rf at suse.de
Tue Mar 29 00:05:28 PST 2005

Then it should be stated very explicitely that this feature may only
be used for and by applications and that it is forbidden to patch
the underlying distro with it.

I am wondering why the distro then should even provide that functionality?
Why doesn't the app provider take care of this himself then if it is just
meant for his app?


On Mon, Mar 28, 2005 at 03:19:07PM -0700, Steven Dake wrote:
> >From the distro perspective, I can understand your serious discomfort
> with supporting live patching of applications specific to the operating
> system (and in the distributor's support domain).
> The live patching feature, atleast during the specs development, was
> targetd for use in carrier(and other interested parties) applications
> which are supported and maintained by the carriers/others.  We  never
> stated in the requirements that the distribution itself must support
> live patching of the entire system.  If you point out the specific
> requirement that requires or implies this, then it is something that
> needs adjustment in the specification..
> Perhaps wording of the intended use (for carrier applications, not for
> distro upgrades) would be helpful.
> If live patching then becomes a "customer issue", it is really of no
> concern to a distro whether the customer chooses to patch their own
> applications or not.
> Regards
> -steve

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