FreeBSD fusefs-kmod shutdown problem workaround

Kostik Belousov kostikbel at
Mon Jun 23 19:26:46 UTC 2008

On Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 02:41:29PM -0400, Zaphod Beeblebrox wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 2:41 AM, Dominic Fandrey <kamikaze at>
> wrote:
> > Thanks for the pointer. Unfortunately it seems that Csaba's patch only
> > allows you to stall shutdown for 10 seconds. After heavy writing
> > more than a minute can be necessary to prevent data loss.
> >
> > I have created a problem report: ports/124901
> >
> >
> > I hope this will make it. To me data loss and file system corruption
> > are the worst case scenario and to me it's worth stalling shutdown
> > for as long as it takes to write the data.
> >
> The shutdown watchdog timer is something I've had to adjust many times for
> many different ports. Given this;
> I propose we have (at least) a new rcorder script variable.  Something like
> "SHUTTIME" encoding the expected number of seconds required for the daemon
> to shutdown in the worst case.
> Ideally, you'd want an overall watchdog and a per-script watchdog (so that
> you're not waiting the sum of all these times in most cases).

We already have rcshutdown_timeout, see the rc.conf(5) and description
of the sysctl kern.init_shutdown_timeout.
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