HPE Service Guard for Linux: Cannot halt while it is failing

Tried to stop the cluster package and it gave me the following error

root@linux01:~ # cmhaltpkg -n linux01 mdmMP0
Cannot halt mdmMP0 while it is failing

I had to force to stop the package

root@linux01:~ # cmhaltpkg -n linux01 -f mdmMP0
Warning: Package mdmMP0 is not currently running. It is down
Warning: Switching will be disabled
One or more packages or package instances have been halted.
The failover packages have AUTO_RUN disabled and no new instance can start automatically. To allow automatic start, enable AUTO_RUN via cmmodpkg -e cmhaltpkg: Completed successfully on all packages specified