Isolated shutdown?

Daniel Lezcano daniel.lezcano at
Tue Aug 25 02:58:00 PDT 2009

Scott Helvick wrote:
> Hello all,
> I've set up a system container with a mostly-complete filesystem, built from
> scratch.  However, I'm having several minor issues, which leads me to
> believe I'm misunderstanding something about how lxc works.  For one thing,
> I find myself unable to kill processes within the container itself (process
> handling is a whole other issue)... yet when I run 'shutdown', it not only
> shuts down the container, but also the host!  Somehow I don't think this was
> a design decision. :-)
> Any tips would be appreciated.
It is not yet supported.
You can drop PR_CAPBSET_DROP capability for your system container, that 
will avoid to poweroff your host.

I proposed to send a signal to the parent of the process 1, telling if 
the container was doing poweroff or reboot but I didn't have any response :(

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