Linux servers have a reputation as workhorses. Since very early in the development of Linux, its users have boasted in the stability of the OS. In fact, it is not uncommon to hear of Linux-based servers running for years without the need for a reboot. This raises the question: how often should you reboot your Linux server? Months and months of server uptime can be a good thing (and for some, even cause for boasting), but is it wise to go such a long time without rebooting?