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    why do people reboot a box after an apache recompile

    Hello all,

    Why do some people reboot a box after an apache recompile? Is this a test? Is it necessary?

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    Proabably because they're too used to working on Windows boxes

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    or Linux!

    No you dont need to reboot really..
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    Dont need to reboot just restart services.

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    Originally posted by chirpy
    Proabably because they're too used to working on Windows boxes
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    Windows has detected that it is indeed installed on an x86 based system. Please refrain from trying to use this system for anything productive, or windows will be forced to restart. Oh, and yes, looking at the monitor *is* considered productive, now go play.
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    Originally posted by esdjco
    Dont need to reboot just restart services.
    What if it's a PHP recompile, is a reboot needed then?

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    Originally posted by aragon


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    Originally posted by infinite


    What if it's a PHP recompile, is a reboot needed then?

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    are you joking???

    No there is no need to reboot what so ever
    anyone who reboots over compiling apache is a complete idiot.

  10. #10
    Originally posted by clocker1996



    are you joking???

    No there is no need to reboot what so ever
    anyone who reboots over compiling apache is a complete idiot.
    I didn't think there was,
    Looks like I'm going to have some words with my current provider!
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    Infinite,
    as a rule of thumb consider this: you should reboot a Unix system when:
    - you recompile a new kernel
    - you recompile a driver or, more generally, anything running at such a high privilege level, and it cannot be "hot-plugged" (I mean it's not a module )

    Those are the only reasons I can think of why you would want to reboot.
    Other than "my system is totally screwed-up and it will take less time to reboot than to manually reconfigure" of course...
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    Originally posted by cyansmoker
    Other than "my system is totally screwed-up and it will take less time to reboot than to manually reconfigure" of course...
    Hah, I was just about to jump in with that, but it seems you've got it covered
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    a reboot isn't all that horrible. Sure you don't HAVE to reboot - but why not. I run a number of production servers at work which are rebooted on a semi-monthly basis. It only takes a couple of minutes to take them down and back up - and could make the difference between me going to work randomly at 3am and sleeping. =)

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    it might be required if the tech you had upgrade apache didnt know how to restart it.. and hoped it would start after rebooting ;<

    in which case, lol :<
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