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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH] bhyve: implement domainShutdown

On 03/29/2016 08:24 AM, Daniel P. Berrange wrote:
On Mon, Mar 28, 2016 at 10:27:18AM +0300, Roman Bogorodskiy wrote:
Bhyve supports ACPI shutdown by issuing SIGTERM signal to the bhyve
process. Add the bhyveDomainShutdown() function and
virBhyveProcessShutdown() helper function that just sends SIGTERM to
VM's bhyve process. If a guest supports ACPI shutdown then process
will be terminated and this event will be noticed by the bhyve monitor
code that will handle setting proper status and clean up VM's resources.

Also, remove a warning in domainDestroy in case if
virProcessKillPainfully() returns 1, meaning that it killed process
using SIGKILL. This behavior should be expected when using 'destroy'.
Hmm, so destroy is supposed to be equivalent to physically removing
the power plug.  The existing code is calling virProcessShutdownPainfully
which starts by sending SIGTERM and then switches to SIGKILL.  So this
means that your virDomainDestroy implementation is mistakenly trying todo
a graceful shutdown initially and then switching to hard shutdown after a
bit of a delay.

For context - the qemu driver does this for destroy as well. I think at least one of the reasons is to allow the qemu process to flush the buffers for the disk image files. I recall this was causing some amount of pain for ovirt (or maybe someone else, I forget)

Has bhyve always used SIGTERM to trigger ACPI shutdown, or is this a
recent addition ?  I would tend to suggest we need to go straight to
SIGKILL for virDomainDestroy to avoid doing ACPI shutdown when we don't
want it.

It is kind of a shame they used SIGTERM for triggering ACPI imho but
oh well.

Yes, it means there is no way to implement a "clean power off" (which would give bhyve the chance to clean up some critical things before pulling the plug).

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