Bug 592216 - virsh command can not gracefully shutdown rhel3u9 i386 guest.
Summary: virsh command can not gracefully shutdown rhel3u9 i386 guest.
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: libvirt
Version: 6.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Daniel Veillard
QA Contact: Virtualization Bugs
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Reported: 2010-05-14 09:41 UTC by Johnny Liu
Modified: 2011-04-13 11:29 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-05-14 10:08:42 UTC
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Description Johnny Liu 2010-05-14 09:41:27 UTC
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

How reproducible:

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.
Actual results:
# 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.

Expected results:
"virsh shutdown" command should racefully shutdown rhel3u9 i386 guest successfully.

Additional info:
If guest is rhel3u9 x86_64, "virsh shutdown" command racefully shutdown guest successfully.

Comment 2 Daniel Berrangé 2010-05-14 10:08:42 UTC
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.

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