can we get some interaction between halt/reboot and bhyve?

John-Mark Gurney jmg at
Mon May 25 03:08:37 UTC 2015

Paul Vixie wrote this message on Sun, May 24, 2015 at 18:05 -0700:
> bhyve interprets SIGTERM as an ACPI poweroff, and usually the VM will
> shutdown very quickly. but it may not happen in five seconds, which is
> all halt(8) (and reboot(8)) promises. the code for reboot and halt
> (/usr/src/sbin/reboot/reboot.c) is shown below. what's the right way to
> change this so that if there are 50 bhyve processes running and they are
> ACPI powerdowning as fast as they can, then the halt or reboot of the
> bare metal will wait for them?

Shouldn't shutdown be used instead of reboot/halt?  This allows
various rc.d scripts to run, and you can use that to make sure all
your bhyve instances are shutdown...

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