Today, the Debian Package Maintainers pushed through a routine kernel update, to version ‘
3.16.0-4-amd64‘ . Even though this machine is a Linux computer, this update required a reboot. Further, I take the unusual step of hosting my Web-site and blog on my own server at home.
This implies that the Web-site was offline briefly, more specifically from about 13h05 until 13h15. I cannot display a Maintenance Mode Page during such an event, because doing so would still require that my Web-server be online.
However, because everything about this update went smoothly, the interruption to the system processes had a duration closer to 5 minutes than to 10 minutes. I did not notice any malfunctions.
Oh yes, this also caused my local cache to get flushed (‘
memcached‘), for which reason access to the favorite postings of the readers will remain a bit sluggish for the next day or so.