[Pkg-acpi-devel] Bug#690326: acpi-support-base: configuring the acpi-support-base freezes a kvm VM for several minutes

Michael Meskes meskes at debian.org
Sat Oct 13 12:33:45 UTC 2012

On Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 07:20:51PM +0200, Christoph Anton Mitterer wrote:
> Every time, when I upgrade acpi-support-base it hangs up the system for
> ~3-5 minutes:
>   Setting up acpi-fakekey (0.141-1) ...
>   Starting acpi_fakekey daemon...done.
>   Setting up acpi-support-base (0.141-1) ...
> stopping here
>   Setting up acpi-support (0.141-1) ...
> There are no kernel messages, the only messags to syslog are:
> Oct 12 19:13:36 hilbert kernel: [408626.174488] input: ACPI Virtual Keyboard Device as /devices/virtual/input/input6
> Oct 12 19:13:36 hilbert acpid: exiting
> Oct 12 19:16:30 hilbert acpid: starting up with netlink and the input layer

Hmm, acpi-support-base calls "invoke-rc.d acpid restart" and this seems to be
where it hangs. Could you try that command by hand? Maybe strace acpid?

> Oct 12 19:16:30 hilbert acpid: skipping conf file /etc/acpi/events/asus-wireless-off.dpkg-new
> ...

And where do all these dpkg-new files come from? 

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