[systemd-devel] Fwd: systemd: wait for shutdown-service to complete

Mads Kiilerich mads at kiilerich.com
Fri Dec 16 06:29:39 PST 2011

On 12/16/2011 01:41 PM, Reindl Harald wrote:
> there must be some bug in Fedora 15 systemd
> "systectl start/stop vmware-default.service" works perfectly
> but at shutdown systemd will not wait until it is finished
> before the sysv-service "vmware-service" is terminated
> what results in hard-powered-off guests and fschecks in most
> guests starting the host the next time :-(

Agreed, I noticed something similar as reported in 
. (Nobody responded - I don't know if the problem was too hard or too 

As far as I can see my problem is that shutdown.target and umount.target 
are started in parallel and that the file systems thus might be 
unmounted before the services and targets that conflicts / "befores" 
shutdown.target has been able to run / shutdown cleanly and save state 
to the mounted file systems.

(I would however expect that vmware had open file handles and thus would 
prevent umount ...)


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