System hangs on shutdown after printing "Reached target Shutdown"

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Issue

  • System hangs on shutdown after printing "Reached target Shutdown"

    ...
    [  OK  ] Stopped target Local File Systems.
    [  OK  ] Stopped Configure read-only root support.
    [  OK  ] Unmounted Configuration File System.
    [  OK  ] Stopped Load Kernel Modules.
    [  OK  ] Unmounted /boot.
    [  OK  ] Unmounted /run/user/0.
    [  OK  ] Stopped target Local File Systems (Pre).
    [  OK  ] Stopped Remount Root and Kernel File Systems.
    [  OK  ] Stopped Create Static Device Nodes in /dev.
    [  OK  ] Reached target Shutdown.
    
  • The VMCore of the system shows that the swap is still activated

    crash> kmem -i
                    PAGES       TOTAL   PERCENTAGE
    ...
        TOTAL SWAP  8388607     32 GB   ----
        SWAP USED   0           0       0% of TOTAL SWAP
        SWAP FREE   8388607     32 GB   100% of TOTAL SWAP
    ...
    

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

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