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[alpine-user] Shutdown when running in KVM

From: Gareth Williams <>
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2018 21:15:14 +0100


I've a new installation of Alpine 3.8 installed (sys) on a KVM virtual
machine.  To be more precise, it's running on Proxmox.

I've installed the ACPI package as well as QEMU-GUEST-AGENT. Both are
running (after fixing the socket path for the guest agent).

When I attempt to shutdown the VM from Proxmox via the guest-agent, I
can see the command arriving in /var/log/qemu-ga.log:

1540230489.12501: debug: received EOF
1540230489.112660: debug: read data, count: 104, data:
1540230489.112680: debug: process_event: called
1540230489.112693: debug: processing command
1540230489.112709: debug: sending data, count: 21
1540230489.112723: debug: process_event: called
1540230489.112730: debug: processing command
1540230489.113052: debug: sending data, count: 85
1540230489.113328: debug: received EOF

and in /var/log/messages:

Oct 22 17:50:15 alpine : info: guest-shutdown called, mode: (null)

However, the Alpine guest won't shutdown.  Others (CentOS, Ubuntu) do
shutdown, so I know it's working in principle.

Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks in advance,


Received on Mon Oct 22 2018 - 21:15:14 UTC