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Make sure acpid is killed at shutdown

December 10, 2022 — BarryK

acpid is a daemon, that is launched at startup by /etc/init.d/acpid. It is killed at shutdown, however one person reported that shutdown paused for 4 minutes until acpid terminated. Another person reported that it never terminated, so shutdown couldn't happen.

I have put in a fix; the TERM signal is tried, if that fails after 1 second the KILL signal is sent, and if that fails after 1 second, shutdown will continue. Commit:

Right now, just one more item on the to-do list to fix, before releasing the next Easy.   

Tags: easy