[svlug] mroe rh-7.0 fun

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Wed Mar 14 09:57:01 PST 2001

begin  Alvin Oga quotation:

> some say debian can replace your kernel while its running
> w/o ever rebooting....neat trick if it actually works...

You're talking about replacing the _running_ kernel image?

The only method I know of is Erik Arjan Hendriks's <hendriks at scyld.com>
"Two-Kernel Monte" technique.  Used to be a Scyld.  You can read part of 
Hendrik's FAQ here:


and that FAQ's table of contents here:


Erik got the idea from the Linux BIOS Project,

He described the technique briefly on the kernel mailing list:

The technique is implemented in Beowulf2.

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