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NAME

       kexec  -  Tool  to  load  a  kernel for warm reboot and initiate a warm
       reboot

SYNOPSIS

       kexec [options] files...

DESCRIPTION

       kexec allows one to load another  kernel  from  the  currently  running
       Linux kernel. Normally one would load a kernel, and possibly an initial
       ramdisk, into  the  currently  running  kernel  using  kexec  and  then
       initiate  a  warm  reboot  by  executing  kexec  again with appropriate
       option.

OPTIONS

       These programs follow the usual GNU  command  line  syntax,  with  long
       options  starting  with  two  dashes  (‘-’).   A  summary of options is
       included below.

       -h, --help
              Show summary of options.

       -v, --version
              Show version of program.

       -f, --force
              Force an immediate kexec without calling shutdown.

       -x, --no-ifdown
              Don’t bring down network interfaces.  (if  used,  must  be  last
              option specified)

       -l, --load
              Load the new kernel into the current kernel.

       -p, --load-panic
              Load the new kernel for use on panic.

       -u, --unload
              Unload the current kexec target kernel.

       -e, --exec
              Execute a currently loaded kernel.

       -t, --type=TYPE
              Specify the new kernel is of this type.

       --mem-min=<addr>
              Specify the lowest memory addres to load code into.

       --mem-max=<addr>
              Specify the highest memory addres to load code into.

       There  may be additional options supported on individual architectures.
       Use --help option to see those options.

AUTHOR

       kexec was written by Eric Biederman.

       This  manual  page was written by Khalid Aziz <khalid_aziz@hp.com>, for
       the Debian project (but may be used by others).

                               October 13, 2004                       KEXEC(8)