Ksplice Inspector

With so many kernel updates released, it can be difficult to keep track. At Oracle, we monitor kernels on a daily basis and provide bug and security updates administrators can apply without a system reboot. To help out, the Ksplice team at Oracle has produced the Ksplice Inspector, a web tool to show you the updates Ksplice can apply to your kernel with zero downtime.

The Ksplice Inspector is freely available to everyone. If you're running any Ksplice supported kernel, whether it is Oracle's Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel, a Red Hat compatible kernel, or the kernel of one of our supported desktop distributions, visit https://www.ksplice.com/inspector and follow the instructions and you'll see a list of all the available Ksplice updates for your kernel.

But what if you're running a system without a browser, or one without a GUI at all? We've got you covered: you can get the same information from our API through the command line. Just run the following command:

(uname -s; uname -m; uname -r; uname -v) | \
curl https://uptrack.api.ksplice.com/api/1/update-list/ \
-L -H "Accept: text/text" --data-binary @-

Once you've seen all the updates available for your kernel, you can quickly patch them all with Ksplice. If you're an Oracle Linux Premier Support customer, access to Ksplice is included with your subscription and available through the Unbreakable Linux Network. If you're running Red Hat Enterprise Linux and you would like to check it out, you can try Ksplice free for 30 days.

Let us know what you think by commenting below or sending us an email at ksplice-support_ww@oracle.com.

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Tired of rebooting to update systems? So are we -- which is why we invented Ksplice, technology that lets you update the Linux kernel without rebooting. It's currently available as part of Oracle Linux Premier Support, Fedora, and Ubuntu desktop. This blog is our place to ramble about technical topics that we (and hopefully you) think are interesting.

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