Departmental Linux systems may be restarted from time to time in order to stay current on security updates.
Reboots are automated for workstations, and will take place near the 1st of the month, and only where and when needed. In general, we will schedule a restart when a newer kernel has been installed but is not yet running.
Notifications will be sent to the systems announce mailing list, and to any logged in terminals. You may, if you choose, manually reboot a pending system before the warning time has expired.
Servers will not be rebooted automatically on this schedule.