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Old 05-23-2013, 04:58 PM   #1
Thomas Mueller
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Shutdown sequence stops before end

When shutting down my wheezy installation, it stops after rsyslog: syslogd.

Mister Google told me it may have to do with NTFS network mounts and indeed, if I ran umount /mnt/Jobe prior to the shutdown process, it finishes correctly.

Since I am too lazy to run that command manually every time, I tried to put it in a shutdownscript like that:

#! /bin/sh
# Provides:          umountJobe
# Required-Start:    $remote_fs $syslog
# Required-Stop:     $remote_fs $syslog
# Default-Start:     
# Default-Stop:      0 6
# Short-Description: Example initscript
# Description:       This file should be used to construct scripts to be
#                    placed in /etc/init.d.

echo "unmounting Jobe"

umount /mnt/Jobe

exit 0
and I ran
update-rc.d stop 01 0 6 .
And indeed it appeared in my shutdown sequence, but to no real effect. If anything it stopped at a different command (winbind daemon instead of rsyslogd).
Occasionally it finishes the shutdown sequence, but I am not able to reproduce it.
The K01umountJobe Symlink in rc0.d and rc6.d seem to be OK.

Any idea what I did wrong?
Old 05-24-2013, 11:42 AM   #2
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How are you invoking shutdown? Are you using poweroff, or using shutdown directly?

shutdown -h now
usually works. As does poweroff. Note that the -h means to halt the processor, thereby in most systems making it power down.

I feel it should shutdown no matter what you have mounted by the way.

If when you do this via command line, you at least put in some delay because you're typing, a script run during shutdown has no delay. Perhaps you can write another script to unmount your partition and then call shutdown/poweroff in the script and see if it's a too fast occurrence which is blocking the poweroff. Another test is if you invoke shutdown, verify that the rc.d script does run, that your umount did occur. If not, then something's wrong there.
Old 05-26-2013, 12:04 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply.

I am using
shutdown -h now
, or the Shut Down Button of my XFCE4 desktop.
When I manually unmount the drive and then run shutdown, I receive a message that it can not be unmounted, because it is not mounted. So I believe the rc.d script is working.

Regarding the delay, I had a
sleep 5
command in the script, but that changed nothing. I will try a higher value and report back.
Old 05-27-2013, 04:39 PM   #4
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