Yep, I host my stuff on DreamHost for no other reason than I came across them somehow a few years ago. Are they the greatest service in the world? Nope, but most of the time it runs pretty smooth for me.
Anyway, the reason for this post is that DreamHost is rolling out Ksplice on their servers. Ksplice lets you patch the Linux kernel live and it’s quite amazing technology. I know the team already has a number of high profile clients, no doubt they’ll get lots more over the coming months and years.
Congratulations to the Ksplice team which has just been awarded the Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award in Security/Privacy for 2009!
Ksplice is technology which can apply patches to the Linux kernel on the fly, without needing a reboot. Also see my interview with Waseem Daher, one of the founding members of the team.
As a followup to my article last week about Ksplice, this week I’ve published an interview with Waseem Daher, co-founder of the project.
Currently the project has an update service for Ubuntu users, but more distros may be coming soon.