Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 463824
[LTC 6.0 FEAT] 201755:Shutdown actions tools
Last modified: 2010-10-18 05:20:46 EDT
Emily J. Ratliff <firstname.lastname@example.org> - 2008-09-24 13:51 EDT
1. Feature Overview:
Feature Id: 
a. Name of Feature: Shutdown actions tools
b. Feature Description
This feature provides tools to configure a (one-time) shutdown action via the command line. The
shutdown action should by default not be made permanent (i.e it will not be added to the respective
configuration files). Instead the tool should only write the resulting information to the respective
sysfs files. If requested by the user, a change to the shutdown action configuration files should be
made as well. The advantage of this extra tool is a) online documentation via a man page
b) easy configuration of a one-time shutdown action without having to understand configuration
file format and syfs interface The new tools are: chreipl, chshut, lsreipl and lsshut.
2. Feature Details:
Arch Specificity: Purely Arch Specific Code
Delivery Mechanism: Direct from community
Request Type: Package - Feature from IBM
d. Upstream Acceptance: Accepted
Sponsor Priority 1
f. Severity: High
IBM Confidential: no
Code Contribution: IBM code
g. Component Version Target: s390tools 1.8.0
3. Business Case
This features enhance capability of system administration tasks and enhances ease of use, improving
the customer satisfaction.
4. Primary contact at Red Hat:
5. Primary contacts at Partner:
Project Management Contact:
Hans-Georg Markgraf, email@example.com, Boeblingen 49-7031-16-3978
Gonzalo Muelas Serrano, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thomas Schwarz, email@example.com
This needs to be generic across architectures.
(In reply to comment #4)
> ------- Comment From firstname.lastname@example.org 2008-09-24 16:56:30 EDT-------
> This needs to be generic across architectures.
The interface of the Linux on System z kernel is completely different from what is common in the x86 world. Can you name a similar tool for x86 systems?
With best regards,
lilo used to have a -R option, I suspect something similar *could* be implemented for grub or yaboot.
(In reply to comment #6)
> ------- Comment From email@example.com 2008-10-09 10:58:38 EDT-------
> lilo used to have a -R option, I suspect something similar *could* be
> implemented for grub or yaboot.
Unfortunately neither grub nor yaboot are available on s390
That's not the point; the point is that the admin interface should be common, not disparate.
The code for this feature get delivered in s390-tools with feature request:
48095 - RHBZ 462976 [LTC 6.0 FEAT] 201674: Pick up latest version of
------- Comment From firstname.lastname@example.org 2010-09-29 08:49 EDT-------
This feature is still being verified, but we do not expect any issues here and
will be verified before GA.
------- Comment From email@example.com 2010-10-18 05:17 EDT-------
This feature is verified on R6 snapshots - set to verified