Kernel Live Patching for 64-bit IBM POWER8 Machines Coming in Linux 4.7

2016-May-27 | Tags: server

Start64!Michael Ellerman, a Linux kernel developer, working for IBM, reported recently on the fact that a group of engineers from IBM and SUSE managed to enable kernel live patching support for the PPC64le hardware architecture.

The PPC64le instruction set architecture is a pure little-endian mode of the PPC64 (PowerPC 64-bit) platform, and it has been introduced along with the POWER8 family of superscalar symmetric multiprocessors, as a prime target for the technologies produced by OpenPOWER.