[CentOS] when to reboot after updates

nate centos at linuxpowered.net
Thu Apr 9 14:53:52 UTC 2009

Jerry Geis 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?

only with new kernels. Some things you may want to log out
and back in again for the libraries to reload but that's about


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