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Autonomic Computing, International Conference on (2004)
New York, New York
May 17, 2004 to May 18, 2004
ISBN: 0-7695-2114-2
pp: 106-113
John Dunagan , Microsoft Research
Roussi Roussev , Microsoft Research
Brad Daniels , Microsoft Research
Aaron Johnson , Microsoft Research
Chad Verbowski , Microsoft Research
Yi-Min Wang , Microsoft Research
ABSTRACT
We describe a new approach to self-managing software patching. We identify visibility into patch impact as the key missing component in automating the current patching process, and we present a suite of components that provides this visibility by constructing black-box persistent-state manifests through self-monitoring of dependencies. Additionally, we use the component suite to measure the actual impact of recent patches on several important commercial applications.
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Y. Wang, C. Verbowski, A. Johnson, J. Dunagan, B. Daniels and R. Roussev, "Towards a Self-Managing Software Patching Process Using Black-Box Persistent-State Manifests," Autonomic Computing, International Conference on(ICAC), New York, New York, 2004, pp. 106-113.
doi:10.1109/ICAC.2004.61
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