patch a Linux kernel without rebooting or restarting any processes

* kpatch is currently in active development. For now, it should not be used in production environments.

Linux 3.14

Ubuntu 14.04

apt-get install build-essentials libelf-dev
# Packages required to compile Linux Kernel
apt-get build-dep linux
# Compiler cache
apt-get install ccache
# Optional: kernel source code
apt-get install linux-source


CentOS 7