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Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2023 10:46:09 +0200 (CEST)
From: Miroslav Benes <>
To: Donald Buczek <>
cc: Solar Designer <>,, 
    Vegard Nossum <>, Jiri Kosina <>,
Subject: Re: Re: [MAINTAINERS SUMMIT] Handling of embargoed security issues
 -- security@...g vs. linux-distros@

[ apologies for a slight off topic ]


On Fri, 25 Aug 2023, Donald Buczek wrote:

> We go a long way to avoid rebooting. This might be as easy as disabling 
> unused dynamic modules by just removing the .ko files from userspace, 
> but sometimes we even convert an upstream fix into a loadable module 
> which uses ftrace to replace or wrap the buggy functions in the running 
> systems. A "reboot party" would only be a measure of last resort.

the kernel live patching infrastructure might help you with this. See 
Documentation/livepatch/ and samples/livepatch/ in the kernel tree.


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