[CentOS] how long to reboot server ?

Paul Heinlein heinlein at madboa.com
Thu Sep 2 13:31:41 EDT 2010

On Thu, 2 Sep 2010, Brian Mathis wrote:

> Uptime is no longer a badge of honor.  Typically there will have 
> been some kernel updates that require a reboot, so a long uptime 
> means they haven't been applied.  Also, it is a good idea to reboot 
> periodically to catch anything that was not set up to start on boot 
> correctly.  A server should always cleanly start up with all 
> services it needs without the need for human intervention.


The longer you go between restarts, the harder it is to identify 
changes on the running system that might interfere with a clean boot 
process. So I reboot my servers regularly.

That said, I've had workstation uptimes of 800 to 900 days... :-)

Paul Heinlein <> heinlein at madboa.com <> http://www.madboa.com/

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