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Bug 231362 - sys-apps/sysvinit-2.86-r10 unable to reboot/shutdown vserver guest OS
Summary: sys-apps/sysvinit-2.86-r10 unable to reboot/shutdown vserver guest OS
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] baselayout (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo's Team for Core System packages
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-07-09 23:23 UTC by Anton Bolshakov
Modified: 2008-07-11 11:40 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Anton Bolshakov 2008-07-09 23:23:57 UTC
I'm hitting the same problem as raised in

I still can not reboot or shutdown guest OS. The error message is:
myguest ~ # shutdown -r now
shutdown: /dev/initctl: No such file or directory
init: /dev/initctl: No such file or directory
myguest ~ # reboot
WARNING: could not determine runlevel - doing soft reboot
  (it's better to use shutdown instead of reboot from the command line)
shutdown: /dev/initctl: No such file or directory
init: /dev/initctl: No such file or directory

I'm trying to use as less unstable packages as I can and here is what I've got:
sys-apps/sysvinit-2.86-r10 (stable)

It was no big fat warning message about overwriting anything so I don't know how could I did something wrong.
Comment 1 Anton Bolshakov 2008-07-10 00:53:21 UTC
emerge --info
Portage (default/linux/x86/2008.0, gcc-4.1.2, glibc-2.6.1-r0, 2.6.22-vs2.2.0.6-gentoo i686)
System uname: 2.6.22-vs2.2.0.6-gentoo i686 Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40GHz
Timestamp of tree: Wed, 09 Jul 2008 07:01:01 +0000
app-shells/bash:     3.2_p33
dev-java/java-config: 1.3.7, 2.1.6
dev-lang/python:     2.4.4-r13
dev-python/pycrypto: 2.0.1-r6
sys-apps/baselayout: 2.0.0
sys-apps/openrc:     0.2.5
sys-devel/autoconf:  2.61-r2
sys-devel/automake:  1.10.1
sys-devel/binutils:  2.18-r1
sys-devel/gcc-config: 1.4.0-r4
sys-devel/libtool:   1.5.26
virtual/os-headers:  2.6.23-r3
CFLAGS="-O2 -march=pentium4 -pipe -msse2 -mfpmath=sse -fomit-frame-pointer"
CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK="/etc/env.d /etc/env.d/java/ /etc/gconf /etc/gentoo-release /etc/revdep-rebuild /etc/terminfo /etc/udev/rules.d"
CXXFLAGS="-O2 -march=pentium4 -pipe -msse2 -mfpmath=sse -fomit-frame-pointer"
FEATURES="distlocks metadata-transfer sandbox sfperms strict unmerge-orphans userfetch"
PORTAGE_RSYNC_OPTS="--recursive --links --safe-links --perms --times --compress --force --whole-file --delete --stats --timeout=180 --exclude=/distfiles --exclude=/local --exclude=/packages"
USE="acl berkdb bzip2 cli cracklib crypt cups dri fortran gdbm iconv ipv6 isdnlog logrotate midi mudflap ncurses nls nptl nptlonly openmp pam pcre perl pppd python readline reflection session spl ssl tcpd unicode x86 xorg zlib" ALSA_CARDS="ali5451 als4000 atiixp atiixp-modem bt87x ca0106 cmipci emu10k1 emu10k1x ens1370 ens1371 es1938 es1968 fm801 hda-intel intel8x0 intel8x0m maestro3 trident usb-audio via82xx via82xx-modem ymfpci" ALSA_PCM_PLUGINS="adpcm alaw asym copy dmix dshare dsnoop empty extplug file hooks iec958 ioplug ladspa lfloat linear meter mulaw multi null plug rate route share shm softvol" APACHE2_MODULES="actions alias auth_basic authn_alias authn_anon authn_dbm authn_default authn_file authz_dbm authz_default authz_groupfile authz_host authz_owner authz_user autoindex cache dav dav_fs dav_lock deflate dir disk_cache env expires ext_filter file_cache filter headers include info log_config logio mem_cache mime mime_magic negotiation rewrite setenvif speling status unique_id userdir usertrack vhost_alias" ELIBC="glibc" INPUT_DEVICES="keyboard mouse evdev" KERNEL="linux" LCD_DEVICES="bayrad cfontz cfontz633 glk hd44780 lb216 lcdm001 mtxorb ncurses text" USERLAND="GNU" VIDEO_CARDS="fbdev glint i810 mach64 mga neomagic nv r128 radeon savage sis tdfx trident vesa vga via vmware voodoo"
Comment 2 Chris Carlin 2008-07-10 19:09:35 UTC
Are you sure you should be able to reboot or shutdown a guest OS?

I was always under the impression that the proper thing is to do reboots and startups/shutdowns from the host.
Comment 3 Anton Bolshakov 2008-07-10 23:30:19 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> Are you sure you should be able to reboot or shutdown a guest OS?

Good question.
I've found the follow documentation: 
"You must use "reboot -f" or "halt -f" to restart or shut down from within the guest."

I tried and it works, so the bug is almost an invalid. 
But should we try to improve it and suggest to use "-f", instead of the strange system error?
Comment 4 Anton Bolshakov 2008-07-11 02:36:16 UTC
btw, the same message appears the I'm trying to shutdown guest OS from a host.
So I think it should be some fix for it.

vserver db stop
 * Stopping local...           [ ok ]
 * Stopping vixie-cron ...     [ ok ]
 * Saving random seed ...      [ ok ]
 * Stopping syslog-ng ...      [ ok ]
WARNING: could not determine runlevel - doing soft halt
  (it's better to use shutdown instead of halt from the command line)
shutdown: /dev/initctl: No such file or directory
init: /dev/initctl: No such file or directory
/usr/lib/util-vserver/vserver.stop: line 96: 19299 Killed
Comment 5 Benedikt Böhm (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-07-11 11:39:28 UTC
you should not replace the scripts, to get them back use the following command on the host:

/usr/lib/util-vserver/distributions/gentoo/initpost /etc/vservers/myguest /usr/lib/util-vserver/util-vserver-vars
Comment 6 Benedikt Böhm (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-07-11 11:40:51 UTC
i missed you rebooted from inside, which makes my comment invalid too ...