[CentOS] when to reboot after updates

Robert Heller heller at deepsoft.com
Thu Apr 9 16:10:06 UTC 2009


At Thu, 09 Apr 2009 07:49:30 -0400 CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org> wrote:

> 
> What is the rule of thumb for reboots after updates...
> 
> Certainly if I update from 5.2 to 5.3 I reboot.
> 
> But if you update something like krb5 or pam
> does that require a reboot? Does the "fix" get automatically loaded and used
> or do you just do a reboot always?

You only *really* need to reboot if/when you update the kernel. Yum/RPM
takes care of restarting daemons, etc. during the update process.  This
is NOT MS-Windows....

> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Jerry
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