The Canonical Livepatch Service applies critical kernel security patches without rebooting Ubuntu. This is especially useful on production environments and services where any downtime could be disruptive.
Livepatch is free for up to 3 machines. It is also included in every Ubuntu Advantage subscription.
This tutorial will show you how to enable this service on your Ubuntu system.
What you’ll need
- A computer running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS or 14.04 LTS with an Internet connection
- An Ubuntu One account
- Some basic command-line knowledge
Originally authored by Konrad Krawiec.