Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 607412
rhel4.8 and rhel3.9 guest cannot be fully shutdown by executing 'halt' command in guest
Last modified: 2010-06-25 10:26:16 EDT
Description of problem:
The guest is rhel4.8 and rhel3.9 installed successfully.When I type in "halt" command as root.The system begin to shutdown.But hang up at "system halted".
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
[root@dhcp-65-144 unanao]# rpm -q virt-manager
[root@dhcp-65-144 unanao]# rpm -q libvirt
[root@dhcp-65-144 unanao]# rpm -qa |grep kvm
[root@dhcp-65-144 unanao]# uname -a
Linux dhcp-65-144.nay.redhat.com 2.6.32-37.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP Sun Jun 20
19:29:35 EDT 2010 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Login the guest
hung up at "system halted"
The guest halt successfully
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What about other moe of shutdown?
#shutdown -h now
works well .
But I think there are a lot of people like "#halt",beacuse It is convinet to use.
Created attachment 426827 [details]
I can reproduced this issue.
1. Intall rhel3u9 or rhel4u8 guest
2. Log in guest and execute command
3. The guest cannot be able to fully shutdown.
Using 'shutdown -h now' can workaround this issue. I captured a screenshot.
I don't believe this is a bug. The 'halt' command is only intended to halt the operating system, not power off the machine. The 'poweroff' command should be used if you want the guest to actually power off the machine.
Shutdown -h is equivalent to poweroff in normal configs.
Please re-test with the 'poweroff' command.
Yes, the guest can be shutdown with the 'poweroff' command, so it's not a bug. Close it.