S50hotplug error on shutdown / reboot

Dennis Terebecki dennis at onerrave.com
Fri Feb 17 13:52:33 PST 2006


Thanks for your email.  Your question made me relook at (for the 20th 
time) what
I had done.  I added the hotplugs (with an 's') directory and the 
'events' file
to /var/log/.  When I changed 'hotplugs' to the correct 'hotplug', the failure
cleared up.

To document my problem and the solution:

I received an S50hotplug failure error when shutting dowm or rebooting 
LINUX. S50hotplug was complaining that the file 
'var/log/hotplug/events' was not
created by my LINUX system build and did not exist.

To correct the problem, add the file '/var/log/hotplug/events'.  I added a one
line comment in the 'events' file.  The existence of the
'/var/log/hotplug/events' file fixed the failure.


Quoting Dan Nicholson <dbn.lists at gmail.com>:

> What does the stop target say in /etc/rc.d/init.d/hotplug?  I don't
> know what the version is being used in 6.1.1.  I have Version 00.02 of
> this script and it has:
>    stop)
>        # Remove and Recreate /var/log/hotplug/events
>        > /var/log/hotplug/events
>        ;;
> However, on a different system with Version 00.00, the stop target is this:
>        stop)
>                # Remove hotplug as the default manager of hotplug events
>                echo /bin/true > /proc/sys/kernel/hotplug
>                ;;
> The `> /var/log/hotplug/events' command won't fail as long as that
> directory exists.  I don't know what happens in the second command.
> What do you have?
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> Dan
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