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uadmin(2)							     uadmin(2)

NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     uadmin - administrative control

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     #include <sys/uadmin.h>

     int uadmin(int cmd, int fcn, int mdep);

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     uadmin provides control for basic administrative functions.  This system
     call 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.

     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 (and
		    no other) is unmounted.  The action	to be taken after the
		    system has been shut down is specified by fcn.  The
		    functions are generic; the hardware	capabilities vary on
		    specific machines.

		    AD_HALT	Halt the system.

		    AD_BOOT	Reboot the system.

		    AD_IBOOT	Interactive reboot; the	system goes to
				firmware mode and the user is prompted for
				bootable program name.	Not supported; it is
				treated	the same as AD_HALT.

		    AD_POWEROFF	Halt the processor and turn off	the power with
				simply sets the	flag so	that a subsequent
				A_SHUTDOWN or A_REBOOT also powers off.

     A_REBOOT	    The	system stops immediately without any further
		    processing.	 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

     A_KILLALL	    All	processes are killed except those belonging to the
		    process group specified by fcn.  They are sent the signal
		    specified by mdep.

     A_SETFLAG	    Set	a flag to control later	actions.  Currently
		    implemented	only for AD_POWEROFF.

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uadmin(2)							     uadmin(2)

     uadmin fails if any of the	following are true:

     EPERM	    The	calling	process	does not have super-user privilege.

DIAGNOSTICS    [Toc]    [Back]

     Upon successful completion, the value returned depends on cmd as follows:

	  A_SHUTDOWN   Never returns.
	  A_REBOOT     Never returns.
	  A_REMOUNT    0
	  A_KILLALL    0

     Otherwise,	a value	of -1 is returned and errno is set to indicate the

CAPABILITIES    [Toc]    [Back]

     Require the following in the permitted capability set:

     CAP_SHUTDOWN   Privilege to shutdown or reboot the	system.

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     syssgi(2),	uadmin(1), capabilities(4).

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