[CentOS] how long to reboot server ?

Hal Martin hal.martin at gmail.com
Thu Sep 2 13:24:51 EDT 2010


Unless you have zombie processes or are upgrading the kernel, IMHO
there is no reason to reboot.

-Hal

On Thu, Sep 2, 2010 at 1:18 PM, Tim Nelson <tnelson at rockbochs.com> wrote:
> ----- "mcclnx mcc" <mcclnx at yahoo.com.tw> wrote:
>> we have CENTOS 5 on DELL servers.  some servers have longer than one
>> year did not reboot.  Our consultant suggest we need at least reboot
>> once every year to clean out memory junk.
>>
>> What is your opinion?
>>
>
> If you're running a Windows server, yes, a period reboot is necessary to 'clean it out'. However, in Linux land, this is not typically necessary as a 'rule'. You could certainly be running applications with memory leaks or other special circumstances that warrant a clean boot.
>
> I have several Linux boxes running a variety of flavors including CentOS, Debian, and even Redhat (think old 8.x/9.x days) with uptimes ranging between 13 months to over two years. They're running perfectly without the 'yearly reboot'.
>
> --Tim
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