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 :-)
A commit references this bug:
Date: Thu Jan 23 20:41:17 UTC 2020
New revision: 53811
Clarify when the user needs to reboot the system in the update section
of the handbook
Submitted by: email@example.com
Patch by: carlavilla@
Approved by: bcr@(mentor)
Differential Revision: https://reviews.freebsd.org/D23263