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dracut-shutdown.service - unpack the initramfs to /run/initramfs

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NAME

dracut-shutdown.service - unpack the initramfs to /run/initramfs

SYNOPSIS

dracut-shutdown.service

DESCRIPTION

This service unpacks the initramfs image to /run/initramfs. systemd pivots into /run/initramfs at shutdown, so the root filesytem can be safely unmounted.
 
The following steps are executed during a shutdown:
 
•systemd switches to the shutdown.target
 
•systemd starts /lib/systemd/system/shutdown.target.wants/dracut-shutdown.service
 
•dracut-shutdown.service executes /usr/lib/dracut/dracut-initramfs-restore which unpacks the initramfs to /run/initramfs
 
•systemd finishes shutdown.target
 
•systemd kills all processes
 
•systemd tries to unmount everything and mounts the remaining read-only
 
•systemd checks, if there is a /run/initramfs/shutdown executable
 
•if yes, it does a pivot_root to /run/initramfs and executes ./shutdown. The old root is then mounted on /oldroot. /usr/lib/dracut/modules.d/99shutdown/shutdown.sh is the shutdown executable.
 
•shutdown will try to umount every /oldroot mount and calls the various shutdown hooks from the dracut modules
 
This ensures, that all devices are disassembled and unmounted cleanly.
 
To debug the shutdown process, you can get a shell in the shutdown procedure by injecting "rd.break=pre-shutdown rd.shell" or "rd.break=shutdown rd.shell".
 
# mkdir -p /run/initramfs/etc/cmdline.d
# echo "rd.break=pre-shutdown rd.shell" > /run/initramfs/etc/cmdline.d/debug.conf
# touch /run/initramfs/.need_shutdown

AUTHORS

Harald Hoyer

SEE ALSO

dracut(8)
2015-03-19 dracut