I'm running Ubuntu server, hosting a virtual machine using an upstart job. I've got it launching on startup, and shutting down the host on exit, but I can't seem to get it to suspend when the host shuts down. If I use
initctl stop vmservice, then the suspend happens correctly - but if I
shutdown -h now or
reboot, it looks like it's just getting killed (I tried putting a sleep in the pre-stop script, and that behaves the same way). Any help would be appreciated.
I'm rather new to upstart, so I'd appreciate any other feedback, too (including, am I doing the "right" thing by calling shutdown in a post-stop?).
my job (the 'start on' was snagged from kdm.conf; .startvm and .stopvm just start and suspend the VM):
start on (filesystem and started dbus and (graphics-device-added fb0 PRIMARY_DEVICE_FOR_DISPLAY=1 or drm-device-added card0 PRIMARY_DEVICE_FOR_DISPLAY=1 or stopped udevtrigger)) stop on runlevel  pre-stop script exec su -c "/home/unprivileged_user/.stopvm" - unprivileged_user end script env XORGCONFIG=/etc/X11/xorg.conf exec su -c "xinit /home/unprivileged_user/.startvm -- /etc/X11/xinit/xserverrc :0" - unprivileged_user post-stop script shutdown -h now end script