systemd-halt.service(8) — Linux manual page

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SYSTEMD-HALT.SERVICE(8)   systemd-halt.service   SYSTEMD-HALT.SERVICE(8)

NAME         top

       systemd-halt.service, systemd-poweroff.service, systemd-
       reboot.service, systemd-kexec.service, systemd-shutdown - System
       shutdown logic

SYNOPSIS         top

       systemd-halt.service

       systemd-poweroff.service

       systemd-reboot.service

       systemd-kexec.service

       /usr/lib/systemd/systemd-shutdown

       /usr/lib/systemd/system-shutdown/

DESCRIPTION         top

       systemd-halt.service is a system service that is pulled in by
       halt.target and is responsible for the actual system halt.
       Similarly, systemd-poweroff.service is pulled in by
       poweroff.target, systemd-reboot.service by reboot.target and
       systemd-kexec.service by kexec.target to execute the respective
       actions.

       When these services are run, they ensure that PID 1 is replaced
       by the /usr/lib/systemd/systemd-shutdown tool which is then
       responsible for the actual shutdown. Before shutting down, this
       binary will try to unmount all remaining file systems, disable
       all remaining swap devices, detach all remaining storage devices
       and kill all remaining processes.

       It is necessary to have this code in a separate binary because
       otherwise rebooting after an upgrade might be broken — the
       running PID 1 could still depend on libraries which are not
       available any more, thus keeping the file system busy, which then
       cannot be re-mounted read-only.

       Immediately before executing the actual system
       halt/poweroff/reboot/kexec systemd-shutdown will run all
       executables in /usr/lib/systemd/system-shutdown/ and pass one
       arguments to them: either "halt", "poweroff", "reboot" or
       "kexec", depending on the chosen action. All executables in this
       directory are executed in parallel, and execution of the action
       is not continued before all executables finished.

       Note that systemd-halt.service (and the related units) should
       never be executed directly. Instead, trigger system shutdown with
       a command such as "systemctl halt" or suchlike.

SEE ALSO         top

       systemd(1), systemctl(1), systemd.special(7), reboot(2),
       systemd-suspend.service(8), bootup(7)

COLOPHON         top

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