[Users] VEs and rebooting

Vasily Tarasov vtaras at openvz.org
Wed May 9 04:20:17 EDT 2007


your understanding is absolutely right.
After switching to runlevel 6 (reboot) in VE /reboot file should be
created. Unfortunately not all official precreated templates produce
this action... If you consider it as a bug - feel free to report it at

In such "buggy" templates you should manually add init script that will
create /reboot file. During upgrade of VE, your newly added init script
file will not be deleted/modified - so no problem. However the most
clean way is to create a package with this init script and install it
via package system.

Thank you,

On Tue, 2007-05-08 at 12:08 +0100, Ian P. Christian wrote:
> I'm trying to put together how the VEs are meant to reboot.
> I've noticed that there's a /etc/cron.d/vz, which runs
> /usr/share/vzctl/scripts/vpsnetclean
> and
> /usr/share/vzctl/scripts/vpsreboot
> My understanding is that vpsreboot should scan for
> /vz/private/nnn/reboot, and if it finds that file, it will start the VPS
> and delete it the file.
> I've looked at the init.d script for rebooting within all of my VEs,
> there's a couple of debian ones (3.1 and 4) and a gentoo VE, however
> none of these init.d script (be it reboot, or reboot.sh) create the
> /reboot file.
> These templates were downloaded from the official  templates directory.
>  Is the reboot init script resonsible for creating the  file, and if it
> is, why doesn't it do it on any of my VPSs? And what is in place to
> 'fix' the init script should the distro change it during an update?
> Thanks,
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