Bug 195218 - Handbook: Tell exactly a restart is required
Summary: Handbook: Tell exactly a restart is required
Status: New
Alias: None
Product: Documentation
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Documentation (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: Any Any
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Assignee: freebsd-doc mailing list
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Reported: 2014-11-20 10:39 UTC by Mathieu Simon
Modified: 2014-11-20 10:39 UTC (History)
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Description Mathieu Simon 2014-11-20 10:39:39 UTC
The Handbook says that if freebsd-update applies kernel patches the system has to be rebooted. However (thinking with the perspective of a user who is new to FreeBSD), how are they supposed to know what parts are kernel-related?

And then also is it necessary to reboot if a new kernel module gets installed or can it just be reloaded (if so - how?). 

Additionally if it doesn't interfere with the Handbook style, what about placing a link from the update page to "Managing Services in FreeBSD" i.e. 
... the affected applications [and services] should be restarted ...

I hope I'm not too picky - thanks for the great documentation that comes with FreeBSD :-)