System Administration Guide: Basic Administration

Fast Reboot on the x86 Platform

Solaris Express Community Edition, build 100, and the OpenSolaris 2008.11 release: The Fast Reboot feature enables you to reboot an x86 based system, bypassing the firmware and boot loader processes. Fast Reboot implements an in-kernel boot loader that loads the kernel into memory and then switches to that kernel, so that the reboot process occurs within seconds. This feature is implemented on both 32-bit and 64-bit kernels.

For more information about this feature, see x86: Introducing Fast Reboot.