Difference between init 6 and reboot - Unix commands?

Always perform init 6.

init 6 performs reboot of machine in an orderly manner and in a clean way. It changes the runlevel of “svc.startd” daemon to execute rc0 kill scripts.

reboot performs very very quick reboot. It does not execute rc0 kill scripts. It just unmounts filesystem and restarts the system.

While doing a live-upgrade of OS & any patch-updates etc. only init 6 is strongly recommended.


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