Re: Hot swap kernel

Syzygy (
Wed, 21 Jan 1998 12:42:21 -0800 (PST)

> If Linux was persistant (i.e. it saved memory, process*, and filesystem
> states between "shutdowns") then rebooting to install the next version
> of the OS would be fine, since it'd just reload the old memory,
> process, etc. Then you'd have no problem with temporarily shutting
> down the core kernel and loading up a new one without an actual "reboot".

My laptop has that feature. Well linux does come back after powering down
and restarting. But oopses on pretty much everything. Can post oopses if
anyone is interested.