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Date: 2008sep27
OS: Linux

Q.  I know I need to reboot my box when the kernel is updated for it to
come into effect but I have automatic update running so... I can I tell
if I need to reboot my machine?

A.  Compare the currently running kernel version with those installed.

To see what's currently running do:

uname -r
And you might get:
2.6.25.9-76.fc9.i686
To see what's installed (on RedHat/Fedora/CentOS) do:
rpm -q kernel
And you might get:
kernel-2.6.25.6-55.fc9.i686 kernel-2.6.25.9-76.fc9.i686
If the version you are running is the biggest one installed then you don't need to reboot.