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 .
My question to you: is there any significant performance issue? Are you planning to update your applications that may require updated kernel?
If your answers are "No", then I would say let the things be as they are now. 2 years of uptime is nothing, Linux on rock solid platforms like Power, can give uptime of a decade if there is no patching/upgrading of software or hardware.
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