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Bug 1276424 - Shutdown with a TIME parameter fails, and immediately shuts down the system.
Summary: Shutdown with a TIME parameter fails, and immediately shuts down the system.
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: systemd
Version: 23
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: systemd-maint
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2015-10-29 16:08 UTC by Vinicius Reis
Modified: 2015-12-02 11:56 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

Fixed In Version: selinux-policy-3.13.1-155.fc23
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2015-12-02 11:56:01 UTC
Type: Bug

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Bugzilla 1277987 0 unspecified CLOSED SELinux is preventing systemd-logind from 'rename' accesses on the file .#scheduledhAaMOb. 2022-05-16 11:32:56 UTC
Red Hat Bugzilla 1279928 0 high CLOSED shutdown ignoring time argument in Fedora 23 Alpha Cinnamon Spin 2022-05-16 11:32:56 UTC

Internal Links: 1277987 1279928

Description Vinicius Reis 2015-10-29 16:08:41 UTC
Description of problem:
Shutdow with a TIME parameter fails, and immediately shuts down the system.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
VERSION="23 (Workstation Edition)"

How reproducible:
Always, no specific condition required.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open gnome-terminal
2. type 'sudo shutdown -h 1:30' (or any future timestamp)
3. shutdown prints an error message and imediately shuts down the system, not respecting the given TIME argument.

Actual results:
Shuts down computeri mmediately, closing applications in use, ignoring the TIME argument.

Expected results:
Shuts down computer at TIME o'clock.

Additional info:
(1) I've typed "sudo shutdown -h 1:30 2> shutdown_output.txt" to recover the error message after a system halt,  and it says:
"Failed to call ScheduleShutdown in logind, proceeding with immediate shutdown: Access denied"

(2) Systemd version:
$ rpm -qa systemd

(3) It was working fine on Fedora 22, 21, 20.

Comment 1 Vinicius Reis 2015-11-06 05:47:24 UTC
Well, I'm not sure if systemd is causing this issue alone. Because of new SELinux policies, I needed to set it to permissive mode. Doing so, shutdown with a TIME parameter now works (it stop working if I set SELinux again to enforcing).

Now I'm really confuse about what is really causing shutdown to fail.
Please, see more at

Comment 2 Alexander Ploumistos 2015-11-08 04:02:34 UTC
I've always run shutdown as root and I've kept SELinux in enforcing mode. After upgrading to F23 and trying to schedule a shutdown, I got no SELinux alerts in my logs, but the system does shut down immediately.

Comment 3 Alexander Ploumistos 2015-11-08 04:16:20 UTC
I was wrong, it was right there in the logs, but I missed it the first time:

Nov 08 05:54:10 <hostname> audit[965]: AVC avc:  denied  { create } for  pid=965 comm="systemd-logind" name=".#scheduledCcLX9o" scontext=system_u:system_r:systemd_logind_t:s0 tcontext=system_u:object_r:init_var_run_t:s0 tclass=file permissive=0
Nov 08 05:54:10 <hostname> systemd-logind[965]: Failed to save information about scheduled shutdowns: Permission denied
Nov 08 05:54:10 <hostname> audit[965]: SYSCALL arch=c000003e syscall=2 success=no exit=-13 a0=55ee8983b1f0 a1=800c2 a2=180 a3=0 items=0 ppid=1 pid=965 auid=4294967295 uid=0 gid=0 euid=0 suid=0 fsuid=0 egid=0 sgid=0 fsgid=0 tty=(none) ses=4294967295 comm="systemd-logind" exe="/usr/lib/systemd/systemd-logind" subj=system_u:system_r:systemd_logind_t:s0 key=(null)
Nov 08 05:54:10 <hostname> audit: PROCTITLE proctitle="/usr/lib/systemd/systemd-logind"
Nov 08 05:54:10 <hostname> dbus[990]: [system] Activating service name='org.fedoraproject.Setroubleshootd' (using servicehelper)
Nov 08 05:54:10 <hostname> polkitd[1141]: Registered Authentication Agent for unix-process:5454:26150 (system bus name :1.105 [/usr/bin/pkttyagent --notify-fd 5 --fallback], object path /org/freedesktop/PolicyKit1/AuthenticationAgent, locale en_US.utf8)
Nov 08 05:54:10 <hostname> systemd[1]: Stopping Daemon for power management...
Nov 08 05:54:10 <hostname> systemd[1]: Stopped target Graphical Interface.
Nov 08 05:54:10 <hostname> systemd[1]: Stopping Graphical Interface.

Comment 4 Jan Synacek 2015-12-02 09:49:58 UTC
I can't reproduce this issue with the latest updates. Could you please verify?

$ rpm -q systemd selinux-policy

Comment 5 Vinicius Reis 2015-12-02 10:51:08 UTC

It seems to be fixed now.
I can't reproduce this issue anymore.

$ rpm -q systemd selinux-policy


Comment 6 Jan Synacek 2015-12-02 11:56:01 UTC
See bug #1287592 for the related part.

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