Description of problem:
Try to shutdown rhel3u9 i386 guest via virsh command, but guest have no any response.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
# uname -a
Linux dhcp-66-70-178.nay.redhat.com 2.6.32-24.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP Mon May 3 20:30:40 EDT 2010 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Li
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install a guest with RHEL3U9 i386 release via virt-manager.
2. Log into guest to check guest is working fine.
3. Issuing "virsh shutdown" command to gracefully shutdown rhel3u9 i386 guest.
# virsh list --all
Id Name State
17 rhel3u9_i386_test1 running
# virsh shutdown rhel3u9_i386_test1
Domain rhel3u9_i386_test1 is being shutdown
But found that guest has no any response using virt-manager, guest still running happily.
"virsh shutdown" command should racefully shutdown rhel3u9 i386 guest successfully.
If guest is rhel3u9 x86_64, "virsh shutdown" command racefully shutdown guest successfully.
The RHEL-3 OS does not support ACPI power events. The KVM shtudown process uses ACPI power events to shutdown the guest. Thus it is impossible for RHEL3 to do a controlled shutdown.