ssh login - *** System restart required ***
I'm setting up my initial Linode with Ubuntu 12.04.4LTS. adding Apache and MySQL ect. When I ssh the server I'm getting the usual System information then a line that indicates a System restart is required.
*** System restart required *** Last login: Sun Feb 23 21:38:57 2014 from
This is probably because of the updates I've been making?
Can I restart my system from the Shell?
Issue reboot jobs from the Linode Manager. It makes everything happy.
Doing it from the shell shuts down faster, but then you have to wait for Lassie to notice and execute the restart job. It doesn't take long, but there is some latency.
Doing it from the manager takes a little longer to get the shutdown job going (and have the guest actually shut down), but the restart job is queued up immediately so happens faster.
So while I've done it both ways, if I have access to the manager, I tend to take that approach as while it may not change the overall time for the restart, it helps minimize the actual down time.
Other packages do sometimes create this flag, updates to openssl normally trigger it.
If you want to clear it without rebooting run