PMCONFIG(8) Maintenance Procedures PMCONFIG(8)


pmconfig - Configure the Power Management system


/usr/sbin/pmconfig [-r]


The pmconfig utility sets the Power Management and suspend-resume
configuration. User has permission to change Power Management
configuration using pmconfig only if he is allowed to do so according to
PMCHANGEPERM keyword of /etc/default/power. User has permission to change
the suspend-resume configuration using pmconfig only if he is allowed to
do so according to the CPRCHANGEPERM keyword of /etc/default/power. See
FILES section below for a description of the PMCHANGEPERM and
CPRCHANGEPERM keywords of /etc/default/power.

Based on user permissions, pmconfig first resets the Power Management
and/or suspend-resume state back to its default and then reads the new
Power Management and/or suspend-resume configuration from /etc/power.conf
and issues the commands to activate the new configuration. The pmconfig
utility is run at system boot. This utility can also be run from the
command line after manual changes have been made to the /etc/power.conf
file. For changes made to the /etc/power.conf file to take effect, users
must run pmconfig.


The following options are supported:

Reset Power Management and suspend-resume state to default and
exit. User must have both Power Management and suspend-resume
configuration permission for this option.


The following exit values are returned:

Upon successful completion

An error occurred


System Power Management configuration file.

File that controls permissions for system's Power
Management and suspend-resume features. The
PMCHANGEPERM keyboard controls the Power Management
configuration permissions, while the CPRCHANGEPERM
keyword controls the suspend-resume configuration

Allowed values are:

Any user can change the configuration.

No one except super-user can change the

<user1, user2,...>
A user in this user list or a super-user can change
the configuration. The user list is a space and/or
comma (,) separated list. You must enclose the list
in < and > characters.

A user who owns the system console device node or a
super-user can change the configuration.

The default values are PMCHANGEPERM=console-owner and


See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

|Interface Stability | Unstable |


svcs(1), cpr(4), pm(4D), power.conf(5), attributes(7), smf(7), powerd(8),

Using Power Management


The pmconfig service is managed by the service management facility,
smf(7), under the service identifier:


Administrative actions on this service, such as enabling, disabling, or
requesting restart, can be performed using svcadm(8). The service's
status can be queried using the svcs(1) command.


If the program cannot open the configuration file, it prints an error
message to standard error. If the program encounters a syntax error in
the configuration file, it prints an error message and the line number of
the error in the configuration file. It then skips the rest of the
information on that line and processes the next line. Any configuration
information already processed on the line containing the error is used.
If user does not have permission to change Power Management and/or
suspend-resume configuration, and configuration file has entries for
which user doesn't have permission, it process the entries for which user
has permissions and prints error on rest.

May 1, 2017 PMCONFIG(8)