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Bug#810268: ITP: kpatch -- Dynamic kernel patching module and utility

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Chris J Arges <chris.j.arges@canonical.com>

* Package name    : kpatch
  Version         : 0.3.1
  Upstream Author : Josh Poimboeuf <jpoimboe@redhat.com>
* URL             : http://github.com/dynup/kpatch
* License         : GPLv2
  Programming Lang: C, Bash
  Description     : Dynamic kernel patching module and utility

Description From Packaging:
 kpatch is a Linux dynamic kernel patching tool which allows you to patch a
 running kernel without rebooting or restarting any processes.  It enables
 sysadmins to apply critical security patches to the kernel immediately,
 having to wait for long-running tasks to complete, users to log off, or
 for scheduled reboot windows.  It gives more control over up-time without
 sacrificing security or stability.

This package is useful because it provides tooling to support building of
Livepatch modules for Linux Kernel v4.0 and newer. In addition this package
supports using Kpatch on existing kernels by building a module for that
kernel and providing tools to build modules for Kpatch.
I can maintain this package.

--chris j arges

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