When to Reboot?

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When to Reboot?

Postby tjweaver on Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:14 pm

Is there a general rule about rebooting after taking updates? I'm running LMDE as a home media and backup server and its kind of fun to see how high I can get my uptime. But I don't want to miss applying any important updates that have been installed.

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Re: When to Reboot?

Postby JasonLG on Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:22 pm

tjweaver wrote:Is there a general rule about rebooting after taking updates? I'm running LMDE as a home media and backup server and its kind of fun to see how high I can get my uptime. But I don't want to miss applying any important updates that have been installed.

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Most everything should update in place. You will have to restart whatever program/service that is updated (if it doesn't do it automatically during the update) for the update to take effect. And of course unless you use ksplice or something similar a kernel update always requires a restart.
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Re: When to Reboot?

Postby richyrich on Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:01 pm

Yup, me too. I reboot if any hardware drivers, firmware, or kernel stuff has been changed . . . well, except when it is my yearly dust bunny safari . . :lol:
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Re: When to Reboot?

Postby tjweaver on Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:18 pm

Thanks for the replies. Are most updated services/programs restarted after an update by the system?
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Re: When to Reboot?

Postby Roken on Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:21 pm

You pretty much only need to reboot for kernel and gfx driver upgrades. Anything else that starts with your desktop can be either upgraded on the fly, or will simply need a logout/login to activate the upgrade.
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Re: When to Reboot?

Postby CiaW on Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:12 pm

tjweaver wrote:Thanks for the replies. Are most updated services/programs restarted after an update by the system?

Yes.
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