Full Discussion: Linux kernel update
Operating Systems Linux Red Hat Linux kernel update Post 302669697 by jegaraman on Wednesday 11th of July 2012 08:19:20 AM
Old 07-11-2012
Linux kernel update

Dear all,

I have some linux servers in my prod environment. For two years i have not done any kernel updates or required patches ...should i have to this activity. My kernel version is 2.6.18-164.el5xen and linux release is release 5.4 (Tikanga).

And reboot also not done for 2 years is reboot needed .

Thanks and Regards
Rj
 

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REBOOT(8)						      System Manager's Manual							 REBOOT(8)

NAME
reboot - reboot the system immediately SYNOPSIS
reboot [-f] DESCRIPTION
Reboot can be used to reboot the system after installing a new kernel. It does not inform the users, but does log it's actions in /usr/adm/wtmp and /usr/adm/authlog. The system is then rebooted with the reboot(2) systemcall. If the -f flag is not given then all processes are sent terminate signals to give them a chance to die peacefully before the reboot() call. If the wtmp file exists, reboot logs itself as if it were a shutdown. This is done to prevent last(1) from talking about system-crashes. Reboot is registered as is in the authlog file. Reboot can only be executed by the super-user. Any other caller will be refused, either by reboot(8) or by reboot(2). SEE ALSO
reboot(2), shutdown(8), halt(8), boot(8). BUGS
The error message's given by reboot are not always useful. There are several routines that can fail, but which are not fatal for the pro- gram. AUTHOR
Edvard Tuinder (v892231@si.hhs.NL) REBOOT(8)

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