Hot Patching がやってくる

Windows Vista SP1 のホワイトペーパーを読んでいましたが,いよいよ Hot Patching がコンシューマ向け OS に登場ですな.

Enables support for hotpatching, a reboot-reduction servicing technology designed to maximize uptime. It works by allowing Windows components to be updated (or "patched") while they are still in use by a running process. Hotpatch-enabled update packages are installed via the same methods as traditional update packages, and will not trigger a system reboot.