|Summary:||prefdm.service entered failed state|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Clyde E. Kunkel <clydekunkel7734>|
|Component:||systemd||Assignee:||Lennart Poettering <lpoetter>|
|Status:||CLOSED ERRATA||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Version:||16||CC:||bugzilla, harald, johannbg, kay, lpoetter, mattia.verga, metherid, mishu, mschmidt, notting, plautrba, rmarko, stanley.king|
|Fixed In Version:||systemd-36-3.fc16||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2011-09-30 18:53:40 UTC||Type:||---|
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Description Clyde E. Kunkel 2011-09-25 02:23:21 UTC
Description of problem: Unit prefdm.service entered failed state. prefdm.service: main process exited, code=exited, status=1 prefdm.service holdoff time over, scheduling restart. Unit prefdm.service entered failed state. prefdm.service start request repeated too quickly, refusing to start. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 36-2.fc16.x86_64 How reproducible: Every time booting into level 5 Steps to Reproduce: 1. boot system 2. 3. Actual results: prefdm fails to start leaving system hanging Expected results: Normal boot into desktop Additional info: Can escape failure with C-A-Del reboot. reverting systemd fixes problem.
Comment 1 Stan King 2011-09-25 07:15:39 UTC
I'm also seeing what Clyde seeing. I'll keep an eye on this bugzilla for any hints or information requests. The affected system is i686, not x86_64. Specifying "3" as a boot parameter to the kernel will let me log in, but networking mode is not functional, so getting an update onto the system will have to come in by a different mechanism.
Comment 2 Stan King 2011-09-25 07:35:17 UTC
A correction to my earlier comment: after logging in at the systemd equivalent of runlevel 3, a "telinit 5" command brings me into the GUI, along with networking, so I will be able to grab an update that way.
Comment 3 Michal Schmidt 2011-09-25 07:51:09 UTC
I can reproduce the bug. There are ordering cycles: Found ordering cycle on basic.target/start Walked on cycle path to sockets.target/start Walked on cycle path to dbus.socket/start Walked on cycle path to sysinit.target/start Walked on cycle path to mdmonitor-takeover.service/start Walked on cycle path to basic.target/start Breaking ordering cycle by deleting job dbus.socket/start The ordering dependency mdmonitor-takeover.service -> basic.target probably should not be there. mdmonitor-takeover.service should probably use DefaultDependencies=no. The regression appeared because of this fix: http://cgit.freedesktop.org/systemd/commit/?id=a65cb51f29ee177f6f800c87232b68475216a418 We should revert that at least for now to get the other needed fixes into F16.
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2011-09-25 08:32:39 UTC
systemd-36-3.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16. https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2011-13150
Comment 5 Steve 2011-09-25 09:23:02 UTC
(In reply to comment #4) > systemd-36-3.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16. > https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2011-13150 works again. thx!
Comment 6 Michal Schmidt 2011-09-25 14:21:10 UTC
*** Bug 741110 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 7 Michal Schmidt 2011-09-25 15:55:59 UTC
(In reply to comment #3) > The ordering dependency mdmonitor-takeover.service -> basic.target probably > should not be there. mdmonitor-takeover.service should probably use > DefaultDependencies=no. Filed as bug 741115.
Comment 8 Stan King 2011-09-29 22:56:39 UTC
Is there something I can do to test a fix for this situation? I thought the change might have been held up by a code chill for the upcoming F16 Beta, but I just got a bunch of updates for F16 today, none of which helped this condition. Thanks for your help or advice.
Comment 9 Michal Schmidt 2011-09-29 23:14:46 UTC
(In reply to comment #8) The update is still stuck in the pending queue because of the Beta freeze. You can download systemd-36-3.fc16 manually from Koji. Follow the "Builds" link from the update page https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2011-13150
Comment 10 Stan King 2011-09-30 05:44:56 UTC
Michal, I managed to install the four files, and it works for me now. Thanks. Good luck with the freeze.
Comment 11 Fedora Update System 2011-09-30 18:52:55 UTC
systemd-36-3.fc16 has been pushed to the Fedora 16 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.