Bug 842779 - Fedora 17 reboot and shutdown hang with quiet boot option
Fedora 17 reboot and shutdown hang with quiet boot option
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: systemd (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2012-07-24 11:13 EDT by Scott Poore
Modified: 2013-01-21 20:14 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2013-01-21 20:14:34 EST
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Description Scott Poore 2012-07-24 11:13:15 EDT
Description of problem:

A Fedora 17 install on a KVM guest hangs on reboot.  

sync && reboot -f  # worked
sync && poweroff -f  # worked

But, a reboot, shutdown, halt (and running those from systemctl) results in hang.   I have waited for more than 5 minutes several times and 20+ minutes another.

I noticed this on both the original and clone of the guest.  I've used clones to reproduce and test some cases here.

As far as I can see, removing the quiet boot option fixes my problem.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
unknown.  I'm reproducing always by cloning a vm that exhibited the problem.

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Install F17 on KVM guest running on F16 host
2.  reboot # or shutdown or halt
Will hang here
3.  powercycle manually using virsh destroy virsh start or virt-manager options
4.  sed -i 's/ quiet//g' /etc/default/grub
5.  reboot
Will hang here
6.  powercycle manually using virsh destroy virsh start or virt-manager options
7.  reboot
Will work here
Actual results:
reboots, shutdowns, halts, all hang until OS booted without quiet option

Expected results:
all work with default grub options including quiet

Additional info:
Comment 1 Josh Boyer 2013-01-08 10:40:51 EST
If reboot -f and poweroff -f worked, then it isn't a kernel issue.

I'm guessing this has been fixed since you reported it, but in case it hasn't I'll forward it over to systemd.  IIRC, there were some issues with systemd/dracut and switching back to the initramfs during shutdown a long time ago.
Comment 2 Lennart Poettering 2013-01-14 15:29:23 EST
Please follow the guide at:


and see if you can get more information what precisely is hanging.
Comment 3 Scott Poore 2013-01-21 20:14:34 EST
As Josh guessed this does appear to have been fixed somewhere along the line.  I can now reboot and shutdown without it hanging.  

Guess I'll go ahead and close worksforme.  

New versions:


I also saw it work through with systemd-44-8.fc17.x86_64. So, maybe it was something I upgraded on the host between seeing this and now.

Anyway, I'll close this out as it's working now.


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