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



Nils Breunese wrote:
> 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.
> 
Yeah, that's a good reason not to exclude kernel updates.  Luckily that
one was big enough news that I heard about it right away and
updated/rebooted.

-Rob
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