Ubuntu Linux updates, patches and restarts

The CSL will continuously apply updates and patches from reliable sources to CSL managed Ubuntu Linux computers. Some updates and patches require a computer restart to take effect.

If necessary, Instructional Linux computers will reboot overnight after patches have been applied.

The CSL will notify the primary user of each non-instructional Ubuntu computer if there are pending patches that require a restart. Primary users can initiate a reboot at any time that is convenient for their work.

All CSL-managed Ubuntu computers with pending patches that require a restart will reboot early in the morning on the first Monday of the month.

In the relatively rare case of a critical security or stability patch that needs immediate attention, the CSL will schedule and announce an emergency reboot on short notice.