From: Paul Sladen (vserver_at_paul.sladen.org)
Date: Wed 13 Aug 2003 - 11:18:41 BST
On Tue, 12 Aug 2003, Rus Foster wrote:
> I've got redhat installed but /dev/reboot hasnt been created. How do I
> set it up manually. I can its a socket but not sure where its pointing
It's not actually a device. It's a named pipe created by the `rebootmgr'
daemon in the host server. When `rebootmgr' starts, it creates:
and holds that pipe open for the period it is running (and listening for
-*- -*- -*-
Better long-term solution:
I'm really hoping that somebody can test/update/adapt the `sys_reboot'
stuff I hacked up several months ago so that `rebootmgr' and the client-
side tools can go away for good:
The idea is just to hook the kernel's `sys_reboot()' kernel call--normally
called by `shutdown/halt/init'--and instead cause a restart of that
particular vserver, just like rebootmgr currently does (but without having
to install and non-normal tools that aren't already installed).
Help/ideas/eyeballs would be appreciated,
[No Warranty, don't blame me, blah blah]
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