Article ID: 117450, created on Sep 23, 2013, last review on May 9, 2014

  • Applies to:
  • Virtuozzo containers for Linux


Customer can not stop or restart the container. Restart of the node helps for while, then issue is come back:

[root@myhost ]# vzctl restart 111
Stopping the Container ...
Set up iolimit: 0
Set up iopslimit: 0
Unable to stop the Container; operation timed out


Some software inside the container created zombie processes, so vzctl stop cannot kill them even with --fast key - some processes are left in Z state. Since there are some processed inside the container - it cannot be stopped.


Reboot the server to release the container and uninstall or fix the faulty software inside the container.

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