UADMIN(8) Maintenance Procedures UADMIN(8)


uadmin - administrative control


/usr/sbin/uadmin cmd fcn [mdep]

/sbin/uadmin cmd fcn [mdep]


The uadmin command provides control for basic administrative functions.
This command is tightly coupled to the system administration procedures
and is not intended for general use. It may be invoked only by the super-

Both the cmd (command) and fcn (function) arguments are converted to
integers and passed to the uadmin system call. The optional mdep (machine
dependent) argument is only available for the cmd values of 1 (A_REBOOT),
2 (A_SHUTDOWN), or 5 (A_DUMP). For any other cmd value, no mdep command-
line argument is allowed.

When passing an mdep value that contains whitespaces, the string must be
grouped together as a single argument enclosed within quotes, for

uadmin 1 1 "-s kernel/unix"


uadmin(2), attributes(7), halt(8), reboot(8)


Shutting down or halting the system by means of uadmin does not update
the boot archive. Avoid using this command after

o editing of files such as /etc/system

o installing new driver binaries or kernel binaries

o updating existing driver binaries or kernel binaries.

Use reboot(8) or halt(8) instead.

March 25, 2009 UADMIN(8)