[systemd-devel] TimeoutStopSec is ignored (regression)

David Herrmann dh.herrmann at gmail.com
Mon Dec 1 05:44:40 PST 2014


On Sat, Nov 29, 2014 at 12:35 PM, Ross Lagerwall
<rosslagerwall at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> On recent versions of systemd, unit_kill_context doesn't set
> wait_for_exit to true which means that service_enter_signal sends
> SIGTERM, immediately moves into stop-sigkill and sends SIGKILL, ignoring
> TimeoutStopSec and often killing processes without giving them a chance
> to cleanup.
> Reverting the following change, fixes the problem:
> commit 1baccdda2e954214e0c5463d6ed8f06009b33c41
> Author: Lennart Poettering <lennart at poettering.net>
> Date:   Wed Feb 5 02:22:11 2014 +0100
>     core: don't wait for non-control/non-main processes when killing processes on the host either
>     Since the current kernel cgroup notification logic is easily confused by
>     existing subgroups, let's do the same thing as in containers before. and
>     just not wait for non-control and non-main processes.
>     This should be corrected as soon as we have sane cgroup notifications
>     from the kernel.

The commit-message and the comment it adds should answer your
question: The kernel cgroup API does not allow us to wait for
non-control processes. That is, we still honor TimeoutStopSec and
friends if we have to wait for the main-process and/or control process
(in those cases, wait_for_exit is still set to true). However, if
there are other processes remaining in the cgroup, we now ignore it.
See the commit you mentioned for an explanation.


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