Writing Device Drivers

System Power Management

System power management involves saving the state of the system prior to powering the system down. Thus, the system can be returned to the same state immediately when the system is turned back on.

To shut down an entire system with return to the state prior to the shutdown, take the following steps:

SPARC only –

System power management is currently implemented only on some SPARC systems supported by the Solaris OS. See the power.conf(4) man page for more information.

The System Power Management framework in the Solaris OS provides the following features for system power management: