Rebooting Was: Re: SVN using Apache2 on Gentoo (solved)

Steve smorrey at
Mon Mar 13 21:51:38 MST 2006

Well and there is another good point, I had recently performed an
emerge -ud --world on this server and had not rebooted, as well as
installed and uninstalled numerous other packages.  It probably was a
good idea at least in this instance to reboot.
Bringing Apache2 down and back up without using graceful probably
would have fixed the issue, but it is best to make sure the danged
thing will reboot, especially considering that one of my other
servers, due to a custom hardware conflict issue that conflict with
the kernel will not reboot remotely and only comes back up if someone
physically walks into the datacenter and pushes the power button.

On 3/13/06, Gabriel Gunderson <gabe at> wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-03-13 at 19:16 -0700, Steve wrote:
> > Anyways good lesson, when in doubt reboot
> I don't know.  Rebooting is generally a bad way to go about it.  What
> did rebooting do that you couldn't do yourself?  If one doesn't know,
> then they missed an opportunity to learn.  There is almost nothing that
> requires a full reboot outside of a kernel update.
> It took almost a full year of being free from Windows before I actually
> started to believe it.  The only reason I reboot servers anymore is to
> make sure they will boot-up and run as expected in the event they are
> automatically rebooted (for whatever reason).
> Just my 2 cents.
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> Gabriel Gunderson
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