Re: "reboot" detection ...

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> Is there any way to find that the machine is rebooting.  ?
> Say,  i issued  a "reboot" command in one of the Konsole shell. Is
> there any way to detect this trigger in kernel space or in userspace ?
> Any clue is really appreciated .

Hi ratheesh,

in the kernel it's pretty easy.
Simply use register_reboot_notifier from kernel/sys.c and you'll get notified 
(via a callback you register) when the system gets rebooted.

You can use this stub driver as a reference (not actually tested):
#include <linux/module.h>
#include <linux/notifier.h>
#include <linux/reboot.h>

static int my_reboot_callback(struct notifier_block *self,
				unsigned long val,
				void *data){
	if (val == SYS_RESTART)
		pr_debug("We're rebooting\n");
	return NOTIFY_DONE;

static struct notifier_block my_reboot_notifier = {
	.notifier_call = my_reboot_callback,

static int __init my_reboot_init(void)
	return register_reboot_notifier(&my_reboot_notifier);

static void __exit my_reboot_exit(void)

MODULE_AUTHOR("Peter Huewe <peterhuewe@xxxxxx>");


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