1.1.3 Patching and Updating Your System

Ksplice patches enable you to keep a system up to date while it is running. Note that you must continue to install the regular kernel packages for released errata that are made available from ULN or the Oracle Linux yum server so that the kernel is also updated on disk. Your system is then ready for the next maintenance window or reboot. When you restart the system, you can boot it from the newer kernel version. Ksplice Uptrack uses the new kernel as a baseline for applying patches when they become available.