How to know when your Linux system requires a reboot

Posted on April 20, 2021 by Adrian Wyssmann ‐ 1 min read

When you manage Linux systems it's usually pretty clear how to reboot a system. But do you know how to check whether a system requires a reboot? Cause you don't want to reboot a system if it is not necessary

Debian-based systems

There are some posts out there which talks about this topic. Check for a required reboot on Debian and Ubuntu systems is an interesting one which speaks about a /var/run/reboot-required.pkgs.