Control: tags -1 + patch

>From 1bb0ee913b35da4d4e6a86b92beb01aa5f77e5c9 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Ian Jackson <>
Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:04:16 +0000
Subject: [PATCH] init scripts: Do not kill per-domain qemu processes.

Drop 2nd start-stop-daemon from qemu_stop_real xen init script.

This code was introduced in
  Start a qemu process in dom0 to service the toolstacks loopback disk attaches.

Ie the commit which introduced the global qemu.  There is no
indication that there was any intent to do anything to the per-domain

I think the 2nd s-s-d invocation is there to stop a qemu which is for
some reason not mentioned in the pidfile and somehow escaped.  That
seems like a thing we should try to prevent.  I don't think if it
comes to pass, that it can be cleaned up without trashing the domUs.

So remove it.

Signed-off-by: Ian Jackson <>
 debian/xen-utils-common.xen.init | 2 --
 1 file changed, 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/debian/xen-utils-common.xen.init b/debian/xen-utils-common.xen.init
index a153885..3411c15 100644
--- a/debian/xen-utils-common.xen.init
+++ b/debian/xen-utils-common.xen.init
@@ -235,8 +235,6 @@ qemu_stop_real()
        start-stop-daemon --stop --quiet --retry=TERM/30/KILL/5 --pidfile 
"$QEMU_PIDFILE" --exec "$QEMU"
        [ "$RETVAL" = 2 ] && return 2
-       start-stop-daemon --stop --quiet --oknodo --retry=0/30/KILL/5 --exec 
-       [ "$?" = 2 ] && return 2
        rm -f $QEMU_PIDFILE
        return "$RETVAL"

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