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(Some advances...) Re: Shutting down error

On Thu, 12 Jul 2012 18:32:50 +0100, Brian wrote:

> On Thu 12 Jul 2012 at 16:03:58 +0000, Camaleón wrote:
>> I'm running an updated wheezy and since weeks ago, when shutting down
>> (or restarting) the system I can see this message:
>> [FAIL] Killing all remaining processes... failed.


>> Anyone seeing this message? If not, how could I debug what is
>> generating this?
> I get this message too, but know why in my case. The OS is on a USB
> stick and /var/log is mounted on tmpfs. Being lazy and not easily scared
> I have not yet set up a way of writing to disk when the machine is shut
> down. Commenting out the relevant entry in /etc/fstab sees it go away.

I first thought it could be Network Manager because in the past (around 6 
months ago) experienced similar freezes when shutting down this daemon so 
before restarting/shutting down the system I stopped both, n-m and 
networking services but the error was still printed :-(

> The reason for your getting the same message may be different from mine,
> of course. But it does appear logging (or the failure to log) is at the
> root of it.

Let me try with that. I'm going to stop rsyslog before restarting and see 
what happens... 

(stopping daemon, done, checking that the service is down... okay, now 

Mmm, there's still a FAILED message BUT now rsyslog is not listed, just 
the other two proccesses: 


So, now I have to find why these are failing to be properly stopped but 
well, at least now I know the listed processes are indeed the ones that 
hang. Thanks, that makes debugging a bit more easy :-)



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