Reload /sbin/init

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Hi, There was an update of glibc on CentOS 6 and now:

# needs-restarting
1 : /sbin/init

How do i tell /sbin/init to use the updated files from glibc without a reboot?

3 thoughts on - Reload /sbin/init

  • The question was specifically about CentOS 6, which uses upstart. SysV init could re-exec itself cleanly. I have no idea, but plenty of doubts, about systemd.

  • “systemctl daemon-reexec” will re-exec systemd. It does mostly the same thing when it gets SIGTERM, according to the man page.