Any harm in ignoring the `/var/run/reboot-required` flag?

by Snowcrash   Last Updated June 13, 2019 09:00 AM

Icinga notified us of the presence of a /var/run/reboot-required file on various servers. i.e. we were getting a

SERVICE STATUS: CRITICAL file or directory /var/run/reboot-required exists message in Icinga.

We duly did a reboot only to find a couple of days later the message had cropped up again.

I don't recall having to reboot servers so often. I'm starting to think these are just spurious messages and we should simply ignore them.

Is there any harm in that?

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