Bug 607412 - rhel4.8 and rhel3.9 guest cannot be fully shutdown by executing 'halt' command in guest
rhel4.8 and rhel3.9 guest cannot be fully shutdown by executing 'halt' comman...
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: virt-manager (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Cole Robinson
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Reported: 2010-06-23 23:58 EDT by Jianjiao Sun
Modified: 2010-06-25 10:26 EDT (History)
5 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2010-06-25 10:26:16 EDT
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rhel3u9 halt (10.11 KB, image/png)
2010-06-25 06:00 EDT, Nan Zhang
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Description Jianjiao Sun 2010-06-23 23:58:28 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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Login the guest
2.su -
Actual results:
hung up at "system halted"

Expected results:
The guest halt successfully

Additional info:
Comment 2 RHEL Product and Program Management 2010-06-24 00:12:54 EDT
This request was evaluated by Red Hat Product Management for inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux major release.  Product Management has requested further
review of this request by Red Hat Engineering, for potential inclusion in a Red
Hat Enterprise Linux Major release.  This request is not yet committed for
Comment 3 Lawrence Lim 2010-06-24 04:01:18 EDT
What about other moe of shutdown?
Comment 4 Jianjiao Sun 2010-06-24 04:28:01 EDT

#shutdown -h now 
works well .

But I think there are a lot of people like "#halt",beacuse It is convinet to use.
Comment 6 Nan Zhang 2010-06-25 06:00:43 EDT
Created attachment 426827 [details]
rhel3u9 halt

I can reproduced this issue.

1. Intall rhel3u9 or rhel4u8 guest
2. Log in guest and execute command
   # halt
3. The guest cannot be able to fully shutdown.

Using 'shutdown -h now' can workaround this issue. I captured a screenshot.
Comment 7 Daniel Berrange 2010-06-25 10:00:33 EDT
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.
Comment 8 Nan Zhang 2010-06-25 10:26:16 EDT
Yes, the guest can be shutdown with the 'poweroff' command, so it's not a bug. Close it.

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