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Re: [libvirt] virsh shutdown



On Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 11:26:03AM -0600, Eric Blake wrote:
> On 04/13/2011 12:56 AM, Zvi Dubitzky wrote:
> > Hi
> > For some reason recent libvirt code (0.8.3 and even before) the 'virsh 
> > shutdown <domain> ' is not effective .
> > It issues an ok message by the  domians remains in a runnning state . Only 
> > th e destroy works fine.
> > 
> > Any idea ?
> 
> 'virsh shutdown' is wired to cause qemu to send an ACPI shutdown signal
> to the guest, which is more or less advisory.  If the guest doesn't
> react to that, then there's nothing that shutdown can do; virsh prints
> the ok message if qemu successfully sent the ACPI signal, even if the
> guest ignores the signal.  Have you checked that your guests can react
> to ACPI shutdown requests?

Agreed with Eric, specifically you need <acpi/> in the <features>
section of your guest XML and you need the guest OS configured to
respond, in Linux guests that typically means running acpid.

Dave


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