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       lxc-stop - stop the application running inside a container


       lxc-stop {-n name} [-W] [-r] [-t timeout] [-k] [--nokill] [--nolock]


       lxc-stop  reboots, cleanly shuts down, or kills all the processes inside the container. By
       default, it will request a clean shutdown  of  the  container  by  sending  lxc.haltsignal
       (defaults  to  SIGPWR)  to  the container's init process, waiting up to 60 seconds for the
       container to exit, and then returning. If the  container  fails  to  cleanly  exit  in  60
       seconds,  it  will  be  sent  the lxc.stopsignal (defaults to SIGKILL) to force it to shut

       The [-W], [-r], [-k] and [--nokill] options specify the action to perform.  [-W] indicates
       that  after  performing  the specified action, lxc-stop should immediately exit, while [-t
       TIMEOUT] specifies the maximum amount of time to wait for the container  to  complete  the
       shutdown or reboot.


              Request a reboot of the container.

              Rather than requesting a clean shutdown of the container, explicitly kill all tasks
              in the container. This is the legacy lxc-stop behavior.

              Only request a clean shutdown, do  not  kill  the  container  tasks  if  the  clean
              shutdown fails.

              This  option  avoids the use of any of the API lxc locking, and should only be used
              if lxc-stop is hanging due to a bad system state.

              Simply perform the requestion action (reboot, shutdown, or hard kill) and exit.

       -t,--timeout TIMEOUT
              Wait TIMEOUT seconds before hard-stopping the container.


       0      The container was successfully stopped.

       1      An error occurred while stopping the container.

       2      The specified container exists but was not running.


       The container was not found
              The specified container was not created before with the lxc-create command.


       lxc(7), lxc-create(1), lxc-destroy(1),  lxc-start(1),  lxc-stop(1),  lxc-execute(1),  lxc-
       console(1),  lxc-monitor(1),  lxc-wait(1),  lxc-cgroup(1),  lxc-ls(1),  lxc-info(1),  lxc-
       freeze(1), lxc-unfreeze(1), lxc-attach(1), lxc.conf(5)


       Daniel Lezcano <>

                                   Mon Apr 14 15:49:22 UTC 2014                       lxc-stop(1)