genpowerd - UPS monitor daemon
/sbin/genpowerd [ -k ] [ -c configfile ] [ -d upsport ] [ -r
rcpowerfail ] [ -s upsstat ] [ -t upstype ]
Genpowerd monitors the serial port connected to an UPS device and will
perform an unattended shutdown of the system if the UPS is on battery
longer than a specified number of minutes. Genpowerd needs to watch a
tty with modem control properties, and [wiring details to be added.]
Please refer to the genpowerd documentation for further information.
Path to the configuration file genpowerd.conf . This file
contains UPS type definitions, and may also containts default
Some serial port that is not being used by some other device,
and does not share an interrupt with any other serial port.
Path to the rc.powerfail script, which is executed when a power
event occurs. The name of the event is passed as the only
command line argument to the script, and also written to the
Path to the upsstat file, where the name of the current power
event is written.
A text string identifying the UPS and cable combination that
genpowerd is to monitor. If genpowerd is envoked without any
arguments, a list of available configurations will be displaied.
genpowerd has the following command line options:
-k Causes genpowerd to send the signal to kill the UPS’s inverter.
This signal is configured at compile time in the genpowerd.h
header file, and selected by the UPS/cable configuration
selected at runtime.
Unipowerd does not use environment variables.
genpowerd.conf configuration file
upsstat indicates UPS battery status
rc.powerfail script to manage power failures
powerstatus indicates line power status (Linux only)
Well, not a real bug but genpowerd should be able to do a broadcast or
something on the ethernet in case more Linux-boxes are connected to the
same UPS and only one of them is connected to the UPS status line.
shutdown(8), wall(1), init(8), inttab(5).
Tom Webster <email@example.com> (with parts of this man page pirated
from all over the Linux community)