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OpenSolaris 2009.06 - man page for uadmin (opensolaris section 2)

uadmin(2)							   System Calls 							 uadmin(2)

NAME
uadmin - administrative control
SYNOPSIS
#include <sys/uadmin.h> int uadmin(int cmd, int fcn, uintptr_t mdep);
DESCRIPTION
The uadmin() function provides control for basic administrative functions. This function is tightly coupled to the system administrative procedures and is not intended for general use. The argument mdep is provided for machine-dependent use and is not defined here. It should be initialized to NULL if not used. As specified by cmd, the following commands are available: A_SHUTDOWN The system is shut down. All user processes are killed, the buffer cache is flushed, and the root file system is unmounted. The action to be taken after the system has been shut down is specified by fcn. The functions are generic; the hardware capa- bilities vary on specific machines. AD_HALT Halt the processor(s). AD_POWEROFF Halt the processor(s) and turn off the power. AD_BOOT Reboot the system, using the kernel file. AD_IBOOT Interactive reboot; user is prompted for bootable program name. AD_FASTREBOOT Bypass BIOS and boot loader A_REBOOT The system stops immediately without any further processing. The action to be taken next is specified by fcn as above. A_DUMP The system is forced to panic immediately without any further processing and a crash dump is written to the dump device (see dumpadm(1M)). The action to be taken next is specified by fcn, as above. A_REMOUNT The root file system is mounted again after having been fixed. This should be used only during the startup process. A_FREEZE Suspend the whole system. The system state is preserved in the state file. The following subcommands, specified by fcn, are available. AD_SUSPEND_TO_DISK Save the system state to the state file. This subcommand is equivalent to ACPI state S4. AD_CHECK_SUSPEND_TO_DISK Check if your system supports suspend to disk. Without performing a system suspend/resume, this subcommand checks if this feature is currently available on your system. AD_SUSPEND_TO_RAM Save the system state to memory This subcommand is equivalent to ACPI state S3. AD_CHECK_SUSPEND_TO_RAM Check if your system supports suspend to memory. Without performing a system suspend/resume, this subcommand checks if this feature is currently available on your system. The following subcommands, specified by fcn, are obsolete and might be removed in a subsequent release: AD_COMPRESS Save the system state to the state file with compression of data. This subcommand has been replaced by AD_SUS- PEND_TO_DISK, which should be used instead. AD_CHECK Check if your system supports suspend and resume. Without performing a system suspend/resume, this command checks if this feature is currently available on your system. This subcommand has been replaced by AD_CHECK_SUSPEND_TO_DISK, which should be used instead. AD_FORCE Force AD_COMPRESS even when threads of user applications are not suspendable. This subcommand should never be used, as it might result in undefined behavior.
RETURN VALUES
Upon successful completion, the value returned depends on cmd as follows: A_SHUTDOWN Never returns. A_REBOOT Never returns. A_FREEZE 0 upon resume. A_REMOUNT 0. Otherwise, -1 is returned and errno is set to indicate the error.
ERRORS
The uadmin() function will fail if: EBUSY Suspend is already in progress. EINVAL The cmd argument is invalid. ENOMEM Suspend/resume ran out of physical memory. ENOSPC Suspend/resume could not allocate enough space on the root file system to store system information. ENOTSUP Suspend/resume is not supported on this platform or the command specified by cmd is not allowed. ENXIO Unable to successfully suspend system. EPERM The {PRIV_SYS_CONFIG} privilege is not asserted in the effective set of the calling process.
ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Interface Stability |See below. | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ The A_FREEZE command and its subcommands are Committed.
SEE ALSO
dumpadm(1M), kernel(1M), uadmin(1M), attributes(5), privileges(5) SunOS 5.11 4 Sep 2008 uadmin(2)