Tux's lil' helper
Joined: 01 Aug 2011
|Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:18 am Post subject: hardened-3.9.5 powerdown problem
powering down my XEN-server from dom0 is unreliable and - as a guess - in 90% of the attempts to powerdown the system it simply result in a reboot instead. Nevertheless sometimes it works - with no apparent change to the system - and actually turns off power as requested. The command from dom0 is as follows:
The alternative approach suggested somewhere using
|powerdown -P -h now |
does not change anything.
The runlevel it changes to qaccording to the on-screen messages at the console is 0 in both cases, so that shouldn't be an issue.
In both cases pressing the power button during the following POST (resulting from the attempted reboot ) on the server for a couple of seconds seems to be a solution to power off the machine (clearly unplugging the power plug or turning off the PSU works as well). Using the power-button however works reliably, but prevents me from powering down over an ssh connection. To be on the safe side I do have to be physically where the server is located.
BTW in any case when I start shutdown there's no running domU; all of these have gracefully been brought to a stop prior to the shutdown.
I currently have no clue how to narrow down the issue and would be happy for any suggestions. The strange thing is that the behavious is inconsistent.
Thanks and regards Atom2