Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 842779
Fedora 17 reboot and shutdown hang with quiet boot option
Last modified: 2013-01-21 20:14:34 EST
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):
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
Will hang here
6. powercycle manually using virsh destroy virsh start or virt-manager options
Will work here
reboots, shutdowns, halts, all hang until OS booted without quiet option
all work with default grub options including quiet
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.
Please follow the guide at:
and see if you can get more information what precisely is hanging.
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.
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.