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Re: [opensuse] incomplete shutdown
On Thursday 12 May 2011 21:41:56 upscope wrote:
On Thursday, May 12, 2011 01:17:00 AM benefici@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
On Wednesday 11 May 2011 18:09:15 Richard Creighton wrote:
On 2011-05-11 benefici offered the following:
My desktop PC (with openSUSE 11.4) does not shutdown completely
at times. This is very worrying as one of the steps missed is
the unmounting of file systems. Then of course on the next
boot-up the file systems are found unclean. Unfortunately I have
also lost data because of this. I started collecting evidence
about the problem by making video recordings of shutdown
messages. I compared a complete shutdown with an incomplete one
and found that the messages up to "Running
/etc/init.d/halt.local" were present in both videos (in a
different order). Then the following messages were missing from
the incomplete shutdown:

Turning off swap files
Set Hardware Clock to the current System Time
Unmounting file systems
none has been unmounted
/dev/md6 has been unmounted
/dev/md7 has been unmounted
Shutting down MD Raid
Stopping udevd:

After that both videos finished with the same messages:

Sending all processes the TERM signal...
Sending all processes the KILL signal...
The system will be halted immediately.

The above two videos were recorded about 2 hours apart, first the
complete then the incomplete one. I did nothing special in
between - used digiKam, checked my e-mail etc. I did not update
my system or changed any system files. Any ideas how to track
down / fix this problem?


Check out [Bug 590744] Unclean ext3 after online update . This
and a related bug

[Bug 450196] PATA ext3 - recovering journal on / on first boot on
new kernel/fresh system updates

I believe these two bugs are different from mine. In my case,
unmounting manually works. The problem is that the shutdown process
does not execute some of the steps (e.g. /etc/init.d/boot.localfs),
which would among other things umount file systems.
The problem also occurs whithout updating any software on my PC.
Thanks anyway,

Take a look at Bug 619754

This bug is different from mine. My problem is best described by
In your case all steps of the shutdown process are executed but the last step
(i.e. powering down) fails.
In my case some of the steps are not executed at times. But when they are then
they work.

This has been around for a long time. Started on 11.3 but still exists
on clean install of 11.4 (2.6.37) and KDE 4.6. Sometimes like last week
after a kernel upgrade, it worked five nights in a row and then back to
same okd problem, its done that before. Not sure which program is
causing it. There are a few thinks to try on the bug above, maybe they
will help you!

If one of them works, please post which one and I'll try it again.

Good Luck
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