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Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019
 
 

syseventd(8)

Name

syseventd - kernel system event notification daemon

Synopsis

/usr/lib/sysevent/syseventd [-d debug_level] [-r rootdir]

Description

syseventd is a user-level daemon that accepts delivery of system event buffers from the kernel. Once an event buffer has been delivered to syseventd, it, in turn, attempts to propagate the event to all interested end event subscribers.

Event subscribers take the form of a syseventd loadable module (SLM). syseventd passes the event buffer to each of its subscribers and in return expects a notification as to the successful or unsuccessful delivery attempt.

Upon successful delivery of the event buffer to all interested event subscribers, syseventd frees the event buffer from the kernel event queue.

Options

The following option is supported:

–d debug_level

Enable debug mode. Messages are printed to the invoking user's terminal.

Exit Status

The following exit values are returned:

0

Successful completion.

non-zero

An error occurred.

Files

/etc/sysevent/syseventd_daemon.lock

daemon lock file

/etc/sysevent/sysevent_door

kernel to syseventd door file

/usr/lib/sysevent/modules

SLM directory repository

/usr/platform/`uname —i`/lib/sysevent/modules

SLM directory repository

/usr/platform/`uname —m`/lib/sysevent/modules

SLM directory repository

Attributes

See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

ATTRIBUTE TYPE
ATTRIBUTE VALUE
Availability
system/system-events

See Also

svcs(1), attributes(7), smf(7), svcadm(8), syseventconfd(8)

Notes

The syseventd service is managed by the service management facility, smf(7), under the service identifier:

svc:/system/sysevent:default

Administrative actions on this service, such as enabling, disabling, or requesting restart, can be performed using svcadm(8). The service's status can be queried using the svcs(1) command.