WSL won't shutdown

Michael Shane 21 Reputation points

I installed windows WSL recently to use kali-linux. When I'm done with my Linux system I want to shut down my wsl by wsl --shutdown. This seems to work until I opened task manager and I see VMMEM is still running. Next, it open my cmd again and when I do wsl -l -v, there it is kali-linux running again without me starting it. Then I want to see what happen so when I keep my task manager open and then I shut down wsl. Indeed VMMEM is terminated for a few seconds until it goes back on and when I check kali-linux is running again. Is this normal? because VMMEM is taking so much memory around 500MB when I'm not using it.

Windows 10
Windows 10
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  1. Yuhan Deng 3,676 Reputation points

    As far as I know, the forum below is related to WSL. To get better support, I suggest that you turn to this forum:
    Please note: The mentioned forum is owned and operated by a third party. Microsoft has no control regarding to the product's performance and reliability.

    Thanks for your time.
    Best regards,


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