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NAME


syseventd - kernel system event notification daemon

SYNOPSIS


/usr/lib/sysevent/syseventd [-d debug_level] [-r rootdir]


DESCRIPTION


syseventd is a user-level daemon that accepts delivery of system event
buffers from the kernel. Once an event buffer has been delivered to
syseventd, it, in turn, attempts to propagate the event to all interested
end event subscribers.


Event subscribers take the form of a syseventd loadable module (SLM).
syseventd passes the event buffer to each of its subscribers and in
return expects a notification as to the successful or unsuccessful
delivery attempt.


Upon successful delivery of the event buffer to all interested event
subscribers, syseventd frees the event buffer from the kernel event
queue.

OPTIONS


The following options are supported:

-d debug_level
Enable debug mode. Messages are printed to the invoking
user's terminal.


-r rootdir
Cause syseventd to use an alternate root path when
creating its door and lock files. Modules continue to
be loaded from the standard module directories.


EXIT STATUS


The following exit values are returned:

0
Successful completion.


non-zero
An error occurred.


FILES


/var/run/syseventd.lock

daemon lock file


/var/run/sysevent_door

kernel to syseventd door file


/usr/lib/sysevent/modules

SLM directory repository


/usr/platform/`uname --i`/lib/sysevent/modules

SLM directory repository


/usr/platform/`uname --m`/lib/sysevent/modules

SLM directory repository


SEE ALSO


svcs(1), svcadm(1M), syseventconfd(1M), attributes(5), smf(5)

NOTES


The syseventd service is managed by the service management facility,
smf(5), under the service identifier:

svc:/system/sysevent:default


Administrative actions on this service, such as enabling, disabling, or
requesting restart, can be performed using svcadm(1M). The service's
status can be queried using the svcs(1) command.


January 31, 2013 SYSEVENTD(1M)