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Re: [Libguestfs] [PATCH] Shut down the appliance cleanly

On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 02:34:44PM +0100, Matthew Booth wrote:
> When guestfsd exits, or the user exits the virt-rescue shell, the init script
> exits which causes the kernel to panic. This isn't really a functional issue, as
> all useful work is done by this point. However, it does cause virt-rescue to
> display an unsightly error message.
> This patch causes the appliance to power off cleanly before the init script
> exits. Note it actually does a reboot rather than a poweroff. This is because
> ACPI is disabled in the appliance, meaning poweroff doesn't work, but qemu is
> configured not to restart on reboot.
> ---
>  appliance/init |    2 +-
>  1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
> diff --git a/appliance/init b/appliance/init
> index 90da1cb..1c01195 100755
> --- a/appliance/init
> +++ b/appliance/init
> @@ -110,8 +110,8 @@ else
>    bash -i
>    echo
>    echo "virt-rescue: Syncing the disk now before exiting ..."
> -  echo "(Don't worry if you see a 'Kernel panic' message below)"
>    echo
>  fi
>  sync
> +/sbin/reboot -f
> -- 

Thanks.  Patches 2/4 and 3/4 (this one) will be pushed shortly.


Richard Jones, Virtualization Group, Red Hat http://people.redhat.com/~rjones
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