I always find it sad to reboot a Linux server
====root@kungfu ~# uptime====
13:24:11 up 273 days, 23:52, 2 users, load average: 1.03, 1.09, 1.04
I always hate having to reboot a server. I can almost always avoid it. And that sounds like there’s some effort put into avoiding the reboot, and you might think that — if you’re used to a world of Windows servers. But it’s just not that hard to keep a server up.
If you have dual power supplies, each plugged into a different UPS, then it’s easy to keep them up all the time, even during small power outages. But when you’ve got some dinosaur desktop beast that look like a mini-me rack with only one power supply, that has been around since the dark ages, and it’s plugged into an UPS from well, what’s an administrator to do?
====root@kungfu ~# reboot====
Broadcast message from root (pts/0) (Wed Nov 11 13:23:54 2009):
The system is going down for reboot NOW!
Connection to kungfu closed by remote host.
Connection to kungfu closed.
Stupid UPS and your dumb dead battery and your inability to change batteries while running… I curse you!