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    Reboot or Shutdown in a Container

    Function Description

    The reboot and shutdown commands can be executed in a system container. You can run the reboot command to restart a container, and run the shutdown command to stop a container.

    Parameter Description



    Value Description

    isula create/run


    • Variable of the string type.
    • Supported option is as follows:

      on-reboot: restarts the system container.



    • The shutdown function relies on the actual OS of the container running environment.
    • When you run the shutdown -h now command to shut down the system, do not open multiple consoles. For example, if you run the isula run -ti command to open a console and run the isula attach command for the container in another host bash, another console is opened. In this case, the shutdown command fails to be executed.


    • Specify the --restart on-reboot parameter when starting a container. For example:

      [root@localhost ~]# isula run -tid --restart on-reboot --system-container --external-rootfs /root/myrootfs none init
    • In the container, run the reboot command.

      [root@localhost ~]# isula exec -it 10 bash
      [root@localhost /]# reboot

      Check whether the container is restarted.

      [root@localhost ~]# isula exec -it 10 ps aux
      root         1  0.1  0.0  21588  9504 ?        Ss   12:11   0:00 init
      root        14  0.1  0.0  27024  9376 ?        Ss   12:11   0:00 /usr/lib/system
      root        17  0.0  0.0  18700  5876 ?        Ss   12:11   0:00 /usr/lib/system
      dbus        22  0.0  0.0   9048  3624 ?        Ss   12:11   0:00 /usr/bin/dbus-d
      root        26  0.0  0.0   8092  3012 ?        Rs+  12:13   0:00 ps aux
    • In the container, run the shutdown command.

      [root@localhost ~]# isula exec -it 10 bash
      [root@localhost /]# shutdown -h now
      [root@localhost /]# [root@localhost ~]#

      Check whether the container is stopped.

      [root@localhost ~]# isula exec -it 10 bash
      Error response from daemon: Exec container error;Container is not running:106faae22a926e22c828a0f2b63cf5c46e5d5986ea8a5b26de81390d0ed9714f

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