[Bug 195218] New: Handbook: Tell exactly a restart is required

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            Bug ID: 195218
           Summary: Handbook: Tell exactly a restart is required
           Product: Documentation
           Version: Latest
          Hardware: Any
                OS: Any
            Status: Needs Triage
          Severity: Affects Some People
          Priority: ---
         Component: Documentation
          Assignee: freebsd-doc at FreeBSD.org
          Reporter: mathieu.sim at gmail.com

The Handbook says that if freebsd-update applies kernel patches the system has
to be rebooted. However (thinking with the perspective of a user who is new to
FreeBSD), how are they supposed to know what parts are kernel-related?

And then also is it necessary to reboot if a new kernel module gets installed
or can it just be reloaded (if so - how?). 

Additionally if it doesn't interfere with the Handbook style, what about
placing a link from the update page to "Managing Services in FreeBSD" i.e. 
... the affected applications [and services] should be restarted ...

I hope I'm not too picky - thanks for the great documentation that comes with
FreeBSD :-)

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