[arch-general] Shutdown and reboot not working after last weekend update
David C. Rankin
drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com
Thu Jun 14 14:48:28 EDT 2012
On 06/12/2012 02:06 PM, Victor Silva wrote:
> Folks sorry for cross posting this at forum and mailing lists but so far no
> solution came there.
> Folks after the last upgrade I can no longer shutdown nor reboot my machine
> (I'm using it as root). The command simply hangs and nothing happens. I've
> done some research and found
> https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=141155 this but that does not
> seems to be my issue. I'm clueless which logs can I provide you in order to
> diagnose what can be the problem? Important thing, I have only 1 session
> running and the system report going down still it never gets past the tty
> broadcast as it seems.
I had a similar problem that began several months ago with my box hanging on
shutdown or reboot. This problem was related to samba shares not being
unmounted. To get around the problem a created an entry in
'/etc/rc.local.shutdown' to call a script to unmount the drives. This solved
the problem. The script I call simply checks whether there is still an entry
in /etc/mtab for the share and if so, manually unmounts the share:
[[ $UID -eq 0 ]] && umountcmd=umount || umountcmd="sudo umount"
if grep -q mnt\/phx-cfg /etc/mtab; then
echo "umount /mnt/phx-cfg"
if grep -q mnt\/phx-david /etc/mtab; then
echo "umount /mnt/phx-david"
if grep -q mnt\/phx /etc/mtab; then
echo "umount /mnt/phx"
if grep -q mnt\/win /etc/mtab; then
echo "umount /mnt/win"
if grep -q mnt\/pv /etc/mtab; then
echo "umount /mnt/pv"
If you are experiencing shutdown hangs do to lingering mount issues, then
something similar to this setup may help. (I never did figure out why the
normal shutdown scripts didn't do this automatically)
David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.
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