[SPAM] MEDIUM * Re: [K12OSN] bootup slow -- nfs server not responding

Nils Breunese nils at breun.nl
Mon Sep 8 16:25:50 UTC 2008

Terrell Prude' Jr. wrote:

> On Monday 08 September 2008 12:07, Rob Owens wrote:
>> Les Mikesell wrote:
>>> Are you up to date with the current 5.2 updates?  I think one of the
>>> fairly recent kernel updates had NFS performance fixes - I'm not  
>>> sure if
>>> it will help with this issue, though.
>> All up to date -- except for the kernel.  I have that excluded in
>> yum.conf in order to avoid reboots.  I'll update and reboot tonight  
>> and
>> see how that goes.  Thanks for the advice.
>> -Rob
> Bear in mind that mainstream GNU/Linux distros--unlike MS Windows-- 
> do not
> force a reboot after you update the kernel.  So, you're safe in  
> letting that
> happen.  Fortunately, kernel updates aren't super-common anyway.

But sometimes they do fix local root exploits (like a couple of months  
ago), so I guess you subscribe to the updates announcements  
mailinglist to stay on top of these things.

Nils Breunese.

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