Re: [Vserver] rebooting from inside

From: Daniel Hokka Zakrisson <>
Date: Mon 09 Oct 2006 - 13:20:08 BST
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Mehdi Bennani wrote:
>> > Actually, with sysv, reboot -f doesn't return any error but the
>> > vserver doesn't reboot
>> > (ssh session isn't interrupted and the uptime shown by vserver-stat on
>> > the host doesn't go back to zero).
>> Hmm. How did you install the utils? Did you install them by hand? If so,
>> did you remember to run make install-distribution? (which would install
>> /sbin/vshelper, the program that executes reboots on behalf of guests)
> The utils 0.30.210 were installed with apt.
> I just uninstalled it and dpkg'ed the new 0.30.211, hoping it would
> help but nope...
> /sbin/vshelper is a soft link to /usr/lib/util-vserver/vshelper

Interesting. Could you run
mkdir -p /etc/vservers/.defaults/apps/vshelper
ln -s /var/log/vshelper.log /etc/vservers/.defaults/apps/vshelper/logfile
touch /var/log/vshelper.log
and try again, and post the contents of /var/log/vshelper.log?
Also, does vserver test26 restart work as expected?

Daniel Hokka Zakrisson
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