Bug 195218 - Handbook: Tell exactly a restart is required
Summary: Handbook: Tell exactly a restart is required
Status: Closed FIXED
Alias: None
Product: Documentation
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Documentation (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: Any Any
: --- Affects Some People
Assignee: freebsd-doc mailing list
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-11-20 10:39 UTC by Mathieu Simon
Modified: 2020-01-23 20:45 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 :-)
Comment 1 commit-hook freebsd_committer 2020-01-23 20:42:14 UTC
A commit references this bug:

Author: carlavilla
Date: Thu Jan 23 20:41:17 UTC 2020
New revision: 53811
URL: https://svnweb.freebsd.org/changeset/doc/53811

  Clarify when the user needs to reboot the system in the update section
  of the handbook

  PR:		195218
  Submitted by:	freebsd@simweb.ch
  Patch by:	carlavilla@
  Approved by:	bcr@(mentor)
  Differential Revision:	https://reviews.freebsd.org/D23263

Comment 2 Sergio Carlavilla Delgado freebsd_committer 2020-01-23 20:45:10 UTC