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ASL Kernel Status

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Is the ASL Kernel still being updated? I don't recall an update for quite some time but also don't recall an announcement about it being deprecated.

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Re: ASL Kernel Status

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Its been deprecated. You can keep using it if you like, but its not going to be updated.
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Re: ASL Kernel Status

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This is disappointing news. While a great product overall, the main reason I purchased ASL was because of the hardened kernel.

What can we expect for future updates? Will a suitable replacement be used? (As far as I know, there are none)

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Re: ASL Kernel Status

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We have a kernel module we will be releasing soon. The key reason weve moved away from a dedicated kernel was PHP. The JIT compiler while making PHP much faster, needs to violate the memory protection model (so it can work), and everytime a control panel updated PHP they overwrote the flags that allowed it to do this. So PHP would be blocked from doing this, which of course caused users problems with their websites during what were usually automated updates of PHP during off hours.
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Re: ASL Kernel Status

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Appreciate the update, Mike. Looking forward to testing it out
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Re: ASL Kernel Status

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Mike:

Thanks for the update.

Are there any other ASL components that are now deprecated?

For the kernel module, are there any docs, readmes, etc. available that provide information about its scope?
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Re: ASL Kernel Status

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We do not have any documentation on the module at this time, no. When one is available, we will it post here.
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Re: ASL Kernel Status

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Thanks. Could you also please post a response about the any other ASL components deprecations question?
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Re: ASL Kernel Status

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In ASL/AP v6, we no longer use mysql, that however does not deprecate any functionality in ASL/AP.
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Re: ASL Kernel Status

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Thanks.
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