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Author: Antony Stone
To: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] kvm -- virsh failed shutdown -- reason was missing acpid on vm [resolved]
On Thursday 25 March 2021 at 18:53:20, Andrew McGlashan via Dng wrote:

> Hi,
> On 26/3/21 12:25 am, Antony Stone wrote:
> >
> > Indeed - this is a known requirement for VMs (certainly under KVM, I
> > don't know about Xen etc, but I would assume it also applies there).
> I think that systemd takes care of it, with or without acpid, but I'm not
> sure about that.

I have no idea about that at all.

> If this is a consequence of choosing non-systemd, then perhaps it should be
> mitigated by the sans systemd system installing acpid.

Sounds reasonable, but I wonder whether Debian Jessie-- automatically
installed it?

> > Whether you consider it a shortcoming of Debian (and therefore Devuan)
> > that acpid and acpid-support-base are not installed by default is up to
> > you.
> Debian, no need for acpid for vm but only if systemd is installed, is that
> correct?

I have no familiarity with machines running systemd.

> > My solution is that I've added these packages to the script I run
> > immediately after creating a VM, to make sure it works the way I want it
> > to.
> Yeah, it was a pain point until I worked it out.

I agree.


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