systemd is like the service manager for your Centos and other modern Linux distributions (including Debian/Mint/Ubuntu) allows you to enable services, stop them, restart them, check their status and even reboot your system.
The key commands or arguments you will use with systemctl are the following:
list-units [PATTERN...] List loaded units
Essentially a program I was running for mining did not terminate properly with Ctrl+C it is listed as defunct and cannot be killed, kernel is tainted and normal tricks to disable the port are impossible the dev and sys entries for the device cannot be browsed or interacted with in any form without a lockup of the request. The only solution is to reboot due to the kernel taint as far as I can find so far.
[1130246.811056] INFO: task minerd:21861 blocked for more th........
If the below is happening on KVM (a very weird and scary looking error) it's probably because of Windows. This has happened countless times to me where the bootsector on Windows 7/2008 becomes corrupted easily (even by a crash or shutdown).
KVM: unknown exit, hardware reason 0x80000021
kvm_run returned -22
rax 0000000000000010 rbx 0000000000000080 rcx 0000000000000000 rdx 0000000000000080
rsi 000000000025db2a rdi 000000000007db2a rsp 0000000000000200 rbp........
I bricked one of my cards by following a guide from UNRAID.
Step #1 from them wipes out the BIOS, but guess what? The step where you restore the BIOS should have been done first, which is sas2flash but no version supports or is able to find my Perc 6/i. So now I'm a bit stuck.
I tried using megarec but it's funny that it can wipe the BIOS but can't forcefully reload it:
megarec -writesbr 0 mpt2sas.rom
Supports 1078 control........
-bash-3.1# shutdown -rn now
Connection to localhost closed by remote host.
Connection to localhost closed.
Sometimes I work with embedded systems/custom kernels without any of the fancy init scripts and other common Linux basics that most would expect. This means that often the "reboot" command (which uses an init script) will never work, not only that but it will hang the server and a manual power cycle or reboo........
don't delete /var/lib/mysql/ib_logfile0 or ibdata1 or mysql won't restart
I didn't realize they were internal and not part of replication like the relay files!
/usr/libexec/mysqld: ready for connections.
Version: '4.1.22-log' socket: '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' port: 3306 Source distribution
110127 16:31:00 [Note] /usr/libexec/mysqld: Normal shutdown
110127 16:31:00 InnoDB: Starting shutdown...........
This really gives me a bad impression of SolusVM.
I tried the "Central Backup" option and it does not warn that your server gets shutdown instantly in order to do the backup!
Further, there is no way to pause or cancel the backup. Thankfully this is a test/small disk usage VPS but what if someone was running something production with a large filesize?
I haven't used QuickBackup but hope that isn't the same thing.
Everyone should be vary car........
Different distributions such as Debian and Centos behave differently when trying to shutdown your system.
shutdown -H now on Debian does not do what you'd expect. The system won't power down, it will halt and do everything but power down.
shutdown -PH now will do the job though (actually power the system off). This is important to test especially if you are not near the system. If you just use -P it forcefully shuts off which is not........