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

Corey Minyard cminyard at mvista.com
Thu Mar 31 06:43:18 PST 2005


Ralf Flaxa wrote:

>>On Wed, 2005-03-30 at 08:54 -0600, Corey Minyard wrote:
>>    
>>
>>>Yes, I agree.  The requirement should only be for user applications, not 
>>>distro components or kernel.  It should explicitly say so.  However, 
>>>Ralf said:
>>>
>>>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.
>>>  
>>>
>>>which would restrict the feature to forbid patching the distro components.
>>>      
>>>
>
>It has to be possible for a distro to be able to say we have this feature
>but we do not allow patching the base OS with it (without losing support).
>It can be an optional clause, but if a distro wants to make this clear
>and impose this then it has to be possible. Otherwise this requirement
>will never be followed by SUSE/Novell. Your choice.
>  
>
I agree, the distros need to be able to make this restriction.  You were 
right to bring it up.  It needs to be optional, though.

-Corey



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