[Bug 1545272] Re: reboot fails with "Failed to start reboot.target: Transaction is destructive."
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Wed May 11 23:29:27 UTC 2016
Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.
** Changed in: systemd (Ubuntu)
Status: New => Confirmed
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reboot fails with "Failed to start reboot.target: Transaction is
Status in systemd package in Ubuntu:
`sudo reboot` fails with
Failed to start reboot.target: Transaction is destructive.
Broadcast message from richter at richter-lenovo-IdeaPad-U410 on
pts/1 (Sa 2016-02-13 13:36:30 CET):
The system is going down for reboot NOW!
which seems to be caused by an incomplete suspend as stated in
isn't a duplicate because the reason seem to be a btrfs issue there
which I don't suffer from.
I'd suggest to let the suspend time out, provide the user with the
information that a suspend is pending and might timeout or succeed (or
something similar, more useful than "Failed to start reboot.target:
Transaction is destructive.") so that reboot is possible again after
The issue should be fixed in the kernel as well, it makes sense as
well to handle this situation in `systemd` because assuming that the
kernel is always stable is naive and adding such a timeout improves
stability and better feedback usage.
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 15.10
Package: systemd 225-1ubuntu9.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.2.0-29.34-generic 4.2.8-ckt3
Uname: Linux 4.2.0-29-generic x86_64
Date: Sat Feb 13 13:36:10 2016
InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-10-17 (848 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring Ringtail" - Release amd64 (20130424)
MachineType: LENOVO IdeaPad U410
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-4.2.0-29-generic root=UUID=8c488557-8173-43a2-a3a8-df0a24695c08 ro rootflags=subvol=ubuntu-main-root quiet splash vt.handoff=7
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to wily on 2015-11-19 (85 days ago)
dmi.bios.vendor: Phoenix Technologies Ltd.
dmi.board.asset.tag: No Asset Tag
dmi.board.version: 31900003WIN8 STD MLT
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: No Asset Tag
dmi.chassis.version: Lenovo U410
dmi.product.name: IdeaPad U410
dmi.product.version: Lenovo U410
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