[Bug 1545272] Re: reboot fails with "Failed to start reboot.target: Transaction is destructive."

Launchpad Bug Tracker 1545272 at bugs.launchpad.net
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:

Bug description:
  `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
  https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/systemd/+bug/1441253 which
  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
  some time.

  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.

  ProblemType: Bug
  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
  NonfreeKernelModules: openafs
  ApportVersion: 2.19.1-0ubuntu5
  Architecture: amd64
  CurrentDesktop: Unity
  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
  SourcePackage: systemd
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to wily on 2015-11-19 (85 days ago)
  dmi.bios.date: 09/25/2012
  dmi.bios.vendor: Phoenix Technologies Ltd.
  dmi.bios.version: 65CN90WW
  dmi.board.asset.tag: No Asset Tag
  dmi.board.name: Lenovo
  dmi.board.vendor: LENOVO
  dmi.board.version: 31900003WIN8 STD MLT
  dmi.chassis.asset.tag: No Asset Tag
  dmi.chassis.type: 10
  dmi.chassis.vendor: LENOVO
  dmi.chassis.version: Lenovo U410
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnPhoenixTechnologiesLtd.:bvr65CN90WW:bd09/25/2012:svnLENOVO:pnIdeaPadU410:pvrLenovoU410:rvnLENOVO:rnLenovo:rvr31900003WIN8STDMLT:cvnLENOVO:ct10:cvrLenovoU410:
  dmi.product.name: IdeaPad U410
  dmi.product.version: Lenovo U410
  dmi.sys.vendor: LENOVO

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