[Vserver] Timeout and SIGKILL error upon guest stop

From: Youri LACAN-BARTLEY <ylacan_at_teicam.com>
Date: Thu 27 Apr 2006 - 16:56:27 BST
Message-ID: <4450E9AB.6090903@teicam.com>

Hi list,

I've already come across a post reporting the following error upon
stopping a vserver guest:

/usr/sbin/vserver: line 85: 3776 Killed
$_VCONTEXT $SILENT_OPT --migrate --chroot --xid "$S_CONTEXT" --
A timeout occured while waiting for the vserver to finish and it will
be killed by sending a SIGKILL signal. The following process list
might be useful for finding out the reason of this behavior:

I tried to solve the problem by changing the timeout value in the
"sync-timeout" file as recommended. I had to create the vshelper folder
and the file ... and set timeout to 120 seconds.

    * /etc/vservers/vserver-name/apps/vshelper
          o sync-timeout
            The timeout in seconds which is used when synchronising
            vserver startup/shutdown with the vshelper. When no set, 30
            seconds will be assumed.

However, that did not solve my issue. I still get the same timeout error.
The server in question is running motion to handle 4 IP cameras. Since I
switched this server to a vserver guest, I just takes ages to start and
stop. Often hanging on apache2 or exim.

Would any one have any insight on this?

Thanks a lot,


Vserver-info :

            Kernel: 2.6.15+vserver
            VS-API: 0x00020001
            util-vserver: 0.30.209; Jan 8 2006, 12:24:41

            CC: gcc, gcc (GCC) 4.0.3 20051201 (prerelease) (Debian 4.0.2-5)
            CXX: g++, g++ (GCC) 4.0.3 20051201 (prerelease) (Debian 4.0.2-5)
            CPPFLAGS: ''
            CFLAGS: '-Wall -g -O2 -std=c99 -Wall -pedantic -W
            CXXFLAGS: '-g -O2 -ansi -Wall -pedantic -W
-fmessage-length=0 -funit-at-a-time'
            build/host: i486-pc-linux-gnu/i486-pc-linux-gnu
            Use dietlibc: yes
            Build C++ programs: yes
            Build C99 programs: yes
            Available APIs: compat,v11,v13,fscompat,net,oldproc,olduts
            ext2fs Source: e2fsprogs
            syscall(2) invocation: alternative
            vserver(2) syscall#: 273/glibc

            prefix: /usr
            sysconf-Directory: /etc
            cfg-Directory: /etc/vservers
            initrd-Directory: $(sysconfdir)/init.d
            pkgstate-Directory: /var/run/vservers
            vserver-Rootdir: /vserver

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