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



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.
> 
Yeah I know.  But my Debian systems give me a warning that I must reboot
"soon" (something about modules that won't be able to load until a
reboot).  Since I don't fully understand the reason, I try not to
upgrade the kernel until I'm ready to reboot.  Can you explain what the
real risks are?

-Rob
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