Livepatch Reference

Technical information - specifications, APIs, architecture, etc., related to Livepatch.


Livepatch client requires Internet access in order to fetch kernel patches from the server.


Livepatch determines which kernel patch may be applied based on your kernel version.

Security and privacy

Livepatch sends specific data about your system in order to patch your kernel.

Kernel patching

Livepatch inserts modules into a running kernel, this has inherent risks and the following can detail some of these risks and misunderstandings.