RE: Sun Solaris login bug patches out

From: Hong Zhu (hzhu@mail.wesleyan.edu)
Date: 01/03/02


From: "Hong Zhu" <hzhu@mail.wesleyan.edu>
To: "Casper Dik" <Casper.Dik@Sun.COM>, "Yiming Gong" <yiming@security.zz.ha.cn>
Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2002 11:38:05 -0500

Hi All,

> Patches for programs generally don't require a reboot;
> patches for libraries, kernel modules and daemons generally
> do (in some cases because it's too hard or too error-prone
> to explain how to enable a patch w/o rebooting)

Apart from README, is there any other way to tell whether system
requires rebooting when install patch on Solaris system?

For example, "inst" is used to install patch on SG systems,
and it will list the filesystems size changes that will be
affected from patch installation. If the filesystem is /,
it requires a system reboot, otherwise won't.

Is there similar approach on Solaris systems to find out
whether system needs rebooting?

Many thanks,
Hong