Provided by: kexec-tools_1.101-2_i386
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
Show summary of options.
Show version of program.
Force an immediate kexec without calling shutdown.
Don’t bring down network interfaces. (if used, must be last
Load the new kernel into the current kernel.
Load the new kernel for use on panic.
Unload the current kexec target kernel.
Execute a currently loaded kernel.
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>, for
the Debian project (but may be used by others).
October 13, 2004 KEXEC(8)