Comment 148 for bug 1073433

On Wed, Oct 23, 2013 at 10:15:46PM -0000, Gregor Larson wrote:
> init 1 root 15w REG 8,24 1134 438383
> /var/log/upstart/mountall.log

mountall is a service that's supposed to run once at boot and then exit. If
mountall is still running when you shut the system down, then you probably
have a problem in your /etc/fstab (non-existent devices).

We could safeguard against this by making the mountall job exit when we
switch to runlevel 0 or 6. Could you please file a bug against the mountall
package for this issue?

> It seems like there is a problem in the upstart init where it is not
> closing files, besides the problem with dhclient.

There are many possible causes for the filesystem being held writable at
shutdown; it's best to identify each of these and address them individually,
rather than trying to track them all on a single metabug.