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Old 12-14-2016, 03:29 PM   #16
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Like other posts on LQ, we see many people with valid opinions on both sides of the question. So, it will boils down to what the user wishes to do.

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Old 12-14-2016, 08:23 PM   #17
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"In real(!) life" ... ... there's more than one(!) potentially-compelling reason to "reboot the system," and the second one is:

. . . to be 100% certain that the post-boot initialization sequence, whenever completely completed (from scratch), d-o-e-s result in a completely-stable system configuration. "Yessirree, every daemon, upon completing its own particular initialization sequence at its own appointed time and according to its own appointed initialization schedule, d-i-d come up cleanly."

Although "strictly speaking, a 'reboot' is only required when the kernel-level environment has changed," the overall startup sequence is a very-vulnerable (and uncertain) time that must be carefully checked "before you get on that plane or take your sweetheart out to a movie." (Nothing spoils 'a romantic moment' more swiftly than a pager!)

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Old 12-15-2016, 12:37 AM   #18
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I run Debian testing on my lappy. It's usually all good, but I never know for sure if it will reboot after an update. Maybe that's a fault, or maybe it's a feature. I usually receive notification if I need a reboot.

If you're using systemd you have to reboot much more often than if you use sysvinit.
 
Old 12-15-2016, 01:17 AM   #19
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For me this isn't a problem because I don't run a server, and leaving a desktop machine on overnight has always seemed to me to be a waste of electricity. So my machine gets rebooted every day, update or no update.
 
Old 12-15-2016, 12:54 PM   #20
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To me it's not about "never restarting" it's about choice. I suspect Apple systems worl bvetter but I know from bitter experience that under Windows almost any update seems to require at least one restart and it's often mandatory. Yes, it can be put off but it's annoying as hell and I'm sure that in some cases not restarting will cause issues.
 
  


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