During system shutdown, a service doesn't shut down cleanly because some file system it uses got unexpectedly unmounted by systemd

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  • During system shutdown, a custom or 3rd party service (usually a database taking time to shut down) shuts down abruptly because somehow a file system it was using got unmounted
  • Service properties such as RequiresMountsFor=</mountpoint> or After=<mount-point>.mount and Requires=<mount-point>.mount properties are properly defined in the service unit


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and later
    • systemd
    • multipath installed (even if unused)

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