[CentOS] when to reboot after updates

D Tucny d at tucny.com
Fri Apr 10 04:55:33 UTC 2009


2009/4/10 Mike A. Harris <mharris at mharris.ca>

> Jerry Geis wrote:
> > What is the rule of thumb for reboots after updates...
>
> I'd say the rule of thumb is to do whatever works best for you, and that
> you'll likely get quite the variety of different responses.  ;o)
>
> > 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?
>
> So, I would say "reboot" is the simplest, safest, foolproof way to
> ensure you're running updates even if some people will balk at the idea
> that you have to reboot a Linux system.  You don't have to of course,
> but life is short and rebooting is fast.  ;o)
>

Another good reason to do a controlled reboot every now and again is to make
sure that everything you expect to come back up does come back up, which can
save you being woken up in the middle of the night if an uncontrolled reboot
happens :)

d
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