hosted by liquidweb


Go Back   Web Hosting Talk : Web Hosting Main Forums : Dedicated Server : I just updated my kernel
Reply

Forum Jump

I just updated my kernel

Reply Post New Thread In Dedicated Server Subscription
 
Send news tip View All Posts Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old
Retired Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Flint, Michigan
Posts: 5,765

I just updated my kernel


I am here mainly to brag. I do not post very often, but I am a long time lurker of the shadows. I just did my first remote kernel update and I must say it was a lot easier that I felt it would be. It took a total of around 15 minutes to complete. I used an RPM instead of compiling from source. (This is not a production server with any clients mind you). What I was curious about was problems people have had with updating their kernel remotely? From time to time the kernel has to be updated for security reasons, even on a live machine. What can go wrong?



Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old
Junior Guru
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 193
Congratulations

Many things can go wrong, the most suspenseful of course are after a reboot waiting for the machine to come back up. One of the few times you can appreciate having a quality provider however, as it's important to have hands at the datacenter in case you make a mistake on configuration and the system doesn't properly reboot.

More complex RAID configs tend to add to this complication, although it really depends on what distro you are using. For me personally it has been years since I had a machine not come back up, the times it did happen however it was never a fun ordeal.

  #3  
Old
Retired Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Flint, Michigan
Posts: 5,765
I must admit after I hit that scary enter key with the word "reboot" on the screen, it was a mad dash to open up the command prompt and start pinging until I recieved a reply. On a side note, when I used up2date, I recieved quite a few RPM packages that range from XFree86 all the way to PHP, is it a good idea to go through and update all of those packages that are related to the system (xWindows is not needed on my box, I know that packages like that should be skipped). For example, PHP was one of the packages that was not up to date. If I upgrade PHP will I run into problems with people relying on an older more widely used version of PHP? I know with PHP5 comming out, it is not exactly backwards compatible.

Sponsored Links
  #4  
Old
Community Liaison
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: WebHostingTalk
Posts: 8,768
Re: I just updated my kernel

Quote:
Originally posted by justadollarhostin
I am here mainly to brag. I do not post very often, but I am a long time lurker of the shadows. I just did my first remote kernel update and I must say it was a lot easier that I felt it would be. It took a total of around 15 minutes to complete. I used an RPM instead of compiling from source. (This is not a production server with any clients mind you). What I was curious about was problems people have had with updating their kernel remotely? From time to time the kernel has to be updated for security reasons, even on a live machine. What can go wrong?
Congrats.... nice work!

Sirius

__________________
I support the Human Rights Campaign!
Your welcome guide to Trinity Florida located just north of the Tampa and St Petersburg / Clearwater Beaches!

  #5  
Old
Web Hosting Master
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: U.S.A.
Posts: 3,911
A job well done justadollarhostin. Keep it up and those kernels updated. hehehe

Reply

Related posts from TheWhir.com
Title Type Date Posted
Google has Access to Incoming and Outgoing Gmail Messages According to Updated Terms of Service Web Hosting News 2014-04-15 12:24:10
Linux Kernel 3.10 Sees Most Developer Contributions Ever Web Hosting News 2013-09-16 13:17:24
UK Tech Blog Challenges CloudFlare, Web Hosts on Free Speech Blog 2013-08-12 10:32:52
The Host Group Launches Updated Line of SSL Certificate Options Web Hosting News 2013-06-24 10:14:16
Mozilla Updates CA Certificate Policy for Software Products Web Hosting News 2013-02-19 12:32:22


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Postbit Selector

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump
Login:
Log in with your username and password
Username:
Password:



Forgot Password?
WHT Host Brief Email:

We respect your privacy. We will never sell, rent, or give away your address to any outside party, ever.

Advertisement:
Web Hosting News:
WHT Membership
WHT Membership



 

X

Welcome to WebHostingTalk.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

WebHostingTalk.com is the largest, most influentual web hosting community on the Internet. Join us by filling in the form below.


(4 digit year)

Already a member?