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Definitive interpretation of the "rebootimmediate" and "reconfigimmediate" patch flags (Doc ID 1019921.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 19, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 3/05 and later
All Platforms

Purpose

Clarification on the confusion over how to handle the "rebootimmediate" and "reconfigimmediate" flags specified in some patches.

Despite the READMEs of patch clusters which contain such patches clearly stating that during a patching session, a reboot is only required in exceptional and documented circumstances, it has been found some users are initiating reboots after applying every single patch in a patch set which specifies such flags. Not surprisingly, such users are concerned at the length of time this takes.

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