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From: Andrew Gaffney <agaffney@g.o>
Subject: Re: kexec compiled into kernel
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2008 10:17:58 -0600
Denys Fedoryshchenko wrote:
> Hi 
> 
> 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?

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