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|Summary:||install devours memory when the kickstart keyword repo is used|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||stef <stephane.tranchemer>|
|Component:||anaconda||Assignee:||James Antill <james.antill>|
|Status:||CLOSED RAWHIDE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2008-03-05 19:05:08 EST||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description stef 2006-11-21 09:53:34 EST
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; fr; rv:1.8.1) Gecko/20060601 Firefox/2.0 (Ubuntu-edgy) Description of problem: when you create in the kickstart an entry with the new keywords 'repo' to use extras repositories, the install devours the memory eventualy leading to a crash. added this in the ks.cfg I use, I have a server mirroring the fedora ones repo --name=core --baseurl=http://yum/fedora/linux/core/6/i386/os/ repo --name=updates --baseurl=http://yum/fedora/linux/core/updates/6/i386/ repo --name=extras --baseurl=http://yum/fedora/linux/extras/6/i386/ repo --name=livna --baseurl=http://yum/livna/6/i386/ Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.configure repos in ks.cfg 2.start install, crashes at around 80-85% of install 3. Actual Results: crashes at around 80-85% of install Expected Results: installs Additional info:
Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2006-11-21 11:08:24 EST
Please attach the error message you are receiving to this bug. Also, what package selections are you making in the %packages section of your kickstart file?
Comment 2 stef 2006-11-21 11:36:21 EST
just the install crashing red screen scrolling fast with rpmdb errors rpmdb: PANIC: fatal region error detected; run recovery error: db4 Here's the %packages section %packages @base @base-x @admin-tools @gnome-software-development @development-tools @development-libs @x-software-development @gnome-desktop @web-server @mysql @office @sound-and-video @system-tools @legacy-software-development @legacy-software-support @editors @graphics @text-internet @ruby @authoring-and-publishing @graphical-internet @french-support @engineering-and-scientific libXp -gaim -xchat
Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2006-11-28 13:10:02 EST
How much memory does your machine have?
Comment 4 stef 2006-11-29 03:54:24 EST
The box where it happens has 1Gb RAM and I configured kickstart to create a 2Gb SWAP partition on disk
Comment 5 Orion Poplawski 2006-12-01 17:58:25 EST
I seem to be seeing this as well on a 512MB Core 2 Duo Latitude D620. I've had successful installs with this same kickstart file on other machines before now though. Maybe we've just finally grown big enough to cause problems...
Comment 6 Orion Poplawski 2006-12-01 18:22:30 EST
I'm not sure it's a memory issue though. anaconda process size does grow for a while when installing packages (as seen by top), to around 25%, but gets down to about 3-5% again by the time of the crash. Unless that is really just showing the anaconda process being slowing push to swap? May just be a frail rpmdb (again)? I've been seeing problems on a box upgraded from FC5.
Comment 7 Orion Poplawski 2006-12-01 19:00:35 EST
Okay, free is now showing 141632k swap used, so memory is an issue.
Comment 8 David Cantrell 2007-03-15 18:28:45 EDT
Is this still happening with rawhide or a Fedora 7 test release?
Comment 9 Orion Poplawski 2007-03-26 12:18:01 EDT
(In reply to comment #8) > Is this still happening with rawhide or a Fedora 7 test release? Hard to test for a couple reasons: - immediate but fixable: bug #231543 - multiple repositories are currently broken. - harder - I didn't notice this problem until FC6 had been in production for a while the the updates repo had gotten to an appreciable size. Not sure how to similate this for testing.
Comment 10 Orion Poplawski 2007-05-23 16:03:08 EDT
I filed a new bug #241062, but I guess it's really a duplicate of this one, but it points out the cause. rpms are building up in /tmp/cache/<repo>/packages and filling up ram. This is why it showed up after fc6 had been released one enough updates got released.