Computer Systems Lab
Connecting & Supporting the Computer Sciences Department
Ubuntu Linux updates, patches and restarts

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.