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


       kexec [options] files...


       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


       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.

              Specify the lowest memory addres to load code into.

              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.


       kexec was written by Eric Biederman.

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

                               October 13, 2004                       KEXEC(8)