I have a Lenovo ThinkPad with the latest openSUSE Tumbleweed installed (kernel 5.11.6-1-default). Very often when I shutdown this notebook it gets stuck and I see a black screen with a flashing CapsLock, which is very similar to kernel panic. The latest message I see before the screen goes black is the error:

"rmi4_physical rmi4-00: Failed to read irqs, code=-6"

Any help is appreciated.

Update1: It's weird that the reboot goes well. I see the same message, but the notebook reboots without problems.

Update2: The only difference between reboot and shutdown is that on reboot I get an additional message:

watchdog: watchdog0: watchdog did not stop

Update 3: I still have this problem on openSUSE Tumbleweed with kernel 5.12.0. Also I just installed Fedora 34 with kernel 5.11.17 and got the same issue. I guess it's definitely a kernel issue.

  • Have you checked the logs? Apr 8, 2021 at 20:41
  • Are you running any java applications at shutdown? rmi usually implies java's "remote method invocation." Apr 8, 2021 at 21:11
  • @NasirRiley I haven't found any suspicious messages in the logs
    – popov895
    Apr 9, 2021 at 7:49
  • @CinaedSimson I haven't launched any Java applications.
    – popov895
    Apr 9, 2021 at 7:53

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I had this issue also on Ubuntu 21.04 with kernel 5.11.0-17. Currently I'm on openSUSE Tumbleweed with kernel 5.12.2-1 and this issue is gone. So it was definitely a kernel issue.

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