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Denys Fedoryshchenko wrote:
> Is it possible to compile in kernel kexec support? at least for architectures
> where it is well supported.
> It is very handy, when Gentoo installed on PC remotely on regular PC, when
> people there just boot CD and set ip, and leave location for few days.
> It is not possible to eject CD on remote PC, cause on reboot BIOS usually
> closing tray. kexec will let to reboot system to newly compiled kernel
> without full reboot, avoiding system to boot from CD again. Remote tech's on
> location can remove CD later, when it is comfortable for them.
How is kexec used? Are there commandline utilities for it? Is it triggered
through a /proc interface?
Andrew Gaffney http://dev.gentoo.org/~agaffney/
Gentoo Linux Developer Catalyst/Installer + x86 release coordinator
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