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Oracle Linux: Memory Management on Ksplice Upgrade Works (Doc ID 2606181.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 12, 2021

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 7.0 and later
Linux x86-64


 This FAQ document covers the most often reported how-to questions about ksplice memory management.No bugs, patches, or troubleshooting information is included in this FAQ.

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 When performing "uptrack-upgrade" the latest patches will be stored in the memory or in local disk, for example, if the update is 100 MB in size, will the kernel allocate 200 MB from RAM? and will it hold the memory till next reboot?
 While allocating memory for the latest libraries which was pushed as part of "uptrack-upgrade" command to RAM, will the kernel discard the old libraries from RAM to free the space occupied by it or both old and new libraries will exist in RAM?
 How much memory would require to install any new ksplice patch? if anyone planning to use this ksplice to his environment for the long term without a reboot. Will more memory will be utilized by ksplice patches if it used for the long term? 

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