[ConsoleKit] extend ConsoleKit to support fast reboot on OpenSolaris x86
Jedy.Wang at Sun.COM
Wed Sep 9 00:45:04 PDT 2009
Does any one has any advices?
On Mon, 2009-09-07 at 16:46 +0800, Jedy Wang wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am a developer from SUN Microsystems. Now OpenSolaris x86 supports a
> new feature called "Fast Reboot" which can skip BIOS and reboot directly
> to a boot environment(a bootable OpenSolaris installation). For details,
> you can refer to
> I am working on adding fast reboot support for the restart dialog. In
> order to accomplish this and because ConsoleKit provide the
> functionality to reboot a system, I think ConsoleKit should be extended
> to support fast reboot. Our plan is to:
> 1) add a checkbox to the restart dialog which indicating to do a fast
> reboot or a normal reboot.
> 2) add a list of radio buttons with every radio button representing a
> boot environment.
> And here is 2 options we currently have:
> 1) Add 2 DBus methods, "GetRestartOptions" and "SetRestartOptions".
> GetRestartOptions can be used to retrieve all options which can be used
> in reboot. In my use case, these options include "Type" whose value is
> "Fast" and "BE" whose value is a list of boot environments
> ("BE1,BE2,BE3"), if they are supported. And according to the options
> returned by "GetRestartOptions", one can use "SetRestartOptions" to set
> the options to control the behavior of reboot.
> For example, if we want to fast reboot to a boot environment called
> "BE1", we can use "SetRestartOptions Type:Fast BE:BE1" and then call
> 2) Add 1 DBus method, "RestartWithOptions".This method takes the same
> options as option 1. Compared to option 1, this option is easy to
> implement. But because there is no "GetRestartOptions", you do not know
> which option is supported for your system and you have to take care of
> this problem in your code.
> Comments are welcomed.
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