update system configuration files
idconfupdate [-f] [-o file] [-s] [-r confdir]
The idconfupdate command ensures that the system
configuration files on disk are consistent with the current
as defined by the in-core Resource Manager database.
When idconfupdate is invoked without options,
it reads the Resource Manager database
and performs two functions:
When idconfupdate is invoked with the -s option,
the Resource Manager database is constructed using the
The -o option must be specified with the -s option
to prevent a user from accidentally overwriting /stand/resmgr.
It saves the Resource Manager database in /stand/resmgr
so that the database will be available for reboots.
If idconfupdate is not run
after changes are made to the in-core Resource Manager database,
those changes will be lost when the system is rebooted.
It updates the parameters for hardware drivers in the
to agree with those provided by the Resource Manager.
Only sdevice files for hardware drivers are affected;
a hardware driver is identified by having an ``h''
in the flags field of its Master file.
All drivers that are not in the
Resource Manager database are turned off.
That is, the ``config'' field of each
line in their sdevice files
is changed from ``Y'' to ``N''.
Force idconfupdate to create a new database and
update the sdevice files even if the resmgr's
timestamp indicates that no update is necessary.
Save the resmgr database in the given file;
file defaults to /stand/resmgr if not given.
option must be specified if the -s option is used, for safety.
Override the built-in /etc/conf path, so an
alternate root may be
specified, for example, idconfupdate -r $ROOT/$MACH/etc/conf.
Read the current sdevice files and create
a resmgr database based on them.
The -o option must be
specified when using the -s option to avoid accidentally
destroying the /stand/resmgr system database.
in-core copy of Resource Manager database
Resource Manager database
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UnixWare 7 Release 7.1.4 - 25 April 2004