[systemd-devel] proper way to shutdown/reboot host with systemd

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Tue Aug 26 10:32:52 PDT 2014

On Tue, 26.08.14 20:34, Vasiliy Tolstov (v.tolstov at selfip.ru) wrote:

> Hi. What is proper way to shutdown systemd enabled host?
> I can run systemctl poweroff, do glibc call shutdown or run shutdown -P
> now...
> I'm prefer glibc call, does it proper shutdown system with systemd (and
> other init systems like sysvinit and upstart) ?

>From which language? From C, I'd recommend issuing the PowerOff() method
on logind's manager object via the bus. From the shell, i'd recommend
"systemctl poweroff", which does exactly that.


Lennart Poettering, Red Hat

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