reboot restarts the kernel. The kernel is loaded into memory by the PROM monitor, which transfers control to the loaded kernel.
Although reboot can be run by the super-user at any time, shutdown.1m is normally used first to warn all users logged in of the impending loss of service. See shutdown.1m for details.
reboot performs a sync.1m operation on the disks, and then a multi-user reboot is initiated. See init.1m for details.
reboot normally logs the reboot to the system log daemon, syslogd.1m and places a shutdown record in the login accounting file /var/adm/wtmp. These actions are inhibited if the -n or -q options are present.
Normally, the system will reboot itself at power-up or after crashes.
On x86 systems only, note that currently, boot arguments are not passed on to the boot program, so they have no effect. You must type in the arguments when responding to the boot prompt ">" to have the desired effect.
Created by unroff & hp-tools. © by Hans-Peter Bischof. All Rights Reserved (1997).
Last modified 21/April/97