Reboot delay of security updates RRS feed

  • Question

    Let suppose there are new security updates.
    Most of them usually requires restart.
    But, I may have reasons I do not want / cannot
    to restart just after update, but some hours/days after.
    Is is better to update ASAP and
    reboot at the earliest convenience ?
    Or is better to update just before reboot ?
    Perhaps half performed updates can put system
    in less stable/desired state, or there can be
    some interference with waiting changes to be done.
    E.e. one can forget about this state and run
    some thorough system maintenance / clean up utility.

    • Edited by Poutnik Wednesday, March 20, 2013 6:02 AM
    Wednesday, March 20, 2013 5:56 AM

All replies

  • I assume from security point of view is probably better update ASAP,
    as at least part of code gets updated. This can matter especially for In-the-Wild treats.

    But I have in mind here rather system stability,
    evaluating risk if both update stages are timely separated.

    • Edited by Poutnik Wednesday, March 20, 2013 6:08 AM
    Wednesday, March 20, 2013 6:07 AM