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OpenSolaris 2009.06 - man page for syseventd (opensolaris section 1m)

syseventd(1M)						  System Administration Commands					     syseventd(1M)

syseventd - kernel system event notification daemon
/usr/lib/sysevent/syseventd [-d debug_level] [-r rootdir]
syseventd is a user-level daemon that accepts delivery of system event buffers from the kernel. Once an event buffer has been delivered to syseventd, it, in turn, attempts to propagate the event to all interested end event subscribers. Event subscribers take the form of a syseventd loadable module (SLM). syseventd passes the event buffer to each of its subscribers and in return expects a notification as to the successful or unsuccessful delivery attempt. Upon successful delivery of the event buffer to all interested event subscribers, syseventd frees the event buffer from the kernel event queue.
The following options are supported: -d debug_level Enable debug mode. Messages are printed to the invoking user's terminal. -r rootdir Cause syseventd to use an alternate root path when creating its door and lock files. Modules continue to be loaded from the standard module directories.
The following exit values are returned: 0 Successful completion. non-zero An error occurred.
/etc/sysevent/syseventd_daemon.lock daemon lock file /etc/sysevent/sysevent_door kernel to syseventd door file /usr/lib/sysevent/modules SLM directory repository /usr/platform/`uname --i`/lib/sysevent/modules SLM directory repository /usr/platform/`uname --m`/lib/sysevent/modules SLM directory repository
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability |SUNWcsu | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+
svcs(1), svcadm(1M), syseventconfd(1M), attributes(5), smf(5)
The syseventd service is managed by the service management facility, smf(5), under the service identifier: svc:/system/sysevent:default Administrative actions on this service, such as enabling, disabling, or requesting restart, can be performed using svcadm(1M). The ser- vice's status can be queried using the svcs(1) command. SunOS 5.11 6 Aug 2004 syseventd(1M)