Bug 88164

Summary: Rpm still hangs when installing
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Peter Backlund <peter.backlund>
Component: rpmAssignee: Jeff Johnson <jbj>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: Mike McLean <mikem>
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Version: 9CC: bugzilla-rh, earlt, fred-m, joey, scott
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Description Peter Backlund 2003-04-07 10:17:21 UTC
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Description of problem:
Rpm still seems to hang sometimes when installing software, requirnig the old
pkill -9 rpm and rm /var/lib/rpm/__db*. I can't find the RH 8 bug, but his
probably should be added to that bug.

This happens in maybe 10% of my attempts to install software. Here's an output
of lsof -p `pgrep rpm`, when rpm has hung:

  OMMAND   PID USER   FD   TYPE DEVICE     SIZE   NODE NAME
rpm     30091 root  cwd    DIR  22,66     4096      2 /
rpm     30091 root  rtd    DIR  22,66     4096      2 /
rpm     30091 root  txt    REG  22,66    77404 959623 /bin/rpm
rpm     30091 root  mem    REG  22,66   103044 601525 /lib/ld-2.3.2.so
rpm     30091 root  mem    REG  22,66 30301680 471438 /usr/lib/locale/locale-archive
rpm     30091 root  mem    REG  22,66    16384 211774 /var/lib/rpm/__db.001
rpm     30091 root  mem    REG  22,66    52472 601546 /lib/libnss_files-2.3.2.so
rpm     30091 root  mem    REG  22,66   298016 357774 /usr/lib/librpm-4.2.so
rpm     30091 root  mem    REG  22,66   898968 357776 /usr/lib/librpmdb-4.2.so
rpm     30091 root  mem    REG  22,66   349912 357777 /usr/lib/librpmio-4.2.so
rpm     30091 root  mem    REG  22,66    26896 357745 /usr/lib/libpopt.so.0.0.0
rpm     30091 root  mem    REG  22,66    62272 357714 /usr/lib/libelf-0.76.so
rpm     30091 root  mem    REG  22,66    79744  32584 /lib/tls/libpthread-0.29.so
rpm     30091 root  mem    REG  22,66    37552 601558 /lib/librt-2.3.2.so
rpm     30091 root  mem    REG  22,66    62128 357707 /usr/lib/libbz2.so.1.0.2
rpm     30091 root  mem    REG  22,66  1318912 211775 /var/lib/rpm/__db.002
rpm     30091 root  mem    REG  22,66   458752 211776 /var/lib/rpm/__db.003
rpm     30091 root  mem    REG  22,66  1531064  32580 /lib/tls/libc-2.3.2.so
rpm     30091 root    0u   CHR  136,5               7 /dev/pts/5
rpm     30091 root    1u   CHR  136,5               7 /dev/pts/5
rpm     30091 root    2u   CHR  136,5               7 /dev/pts/5
rpm     30091 root    3u   REG  22,66 31031296 211330 /var/lib/rpm/Packages
rpm     30091 root    4u   REG  22,66    45056 211332 /var/lib/rpm/Name
rpm     30091 root    5u   REG  22,66  5398528 211331 /var/lib/rpm/Basenames
rpm     30091 root    6r   REG  22,66   419593 456146
/var/cache/apt/archives/nmap_2%3a3.20-fr3_i386.rpm


And here's ouput from gdb --pid=`pgrep rpm`:

ttaching to process 30091
Reading symbols from /bin/rpm...(no debugging symbols found)...done.
Reading symbols from /usr/lib/librpm-4.2.so...(no debugging symbols found)...done.
Loaded symbols for /usr/lib/librpm-4.2.so
Reading symbols from /usr/lib/librpmdb-4.2.so...(no debugging symbols found)...done.
Loaded symbols for /usr/lib/librpmdb-4.2.so
Reading symbols from /usr/lib/librpmio-4.2.so...(no debugging symbols found)...done.
Loaded symbols for /usr/lib/librpmio-4.2.so
Reading symbols from /usr/lib/libpopt.so.0...(no debugging symbols found)...done.
Loaded symbols for /usr/lib/libpopt.so.0
Reading symbols from /usr/lib/libelf.so.1...(no debugging symbols found)...done.
Loaded symbols for /usr/lib/libelf.so.1
Reading symbols from /lib/tls/libpthread.so.0...(no debugging symbols found)...done.
[New Thread 1075856640 (LWP 30091)]
Loaded symbols for /lib/tls/libpthread.so.0
Reading symbols from /lib/librt.so.1...(no debugging symbols found)...done.
Loaded symbols for /lib/librt.so.1
Reading symbols from /usr/lib/libbz2.so.1...(no debugging symbols found)...done.
Loaded symbols for /usr/lib/libbz2.so.1
Reading symbols from /lib/tls/libc.so.6...(no debugging symbols found)...done.
Loaded symbols for /lib/tls/libc.so.6
Reading symbols from /lib/ld-linux.so.2...(no debugging symbols found)...done.
Loaded symbols for /lib/ld-linux.so.2
Reading symbols from /lib/libnss_files.so.2...(no debugging symbols found)...done.
Loaded symbols for /lib/libnss_files.so.2
0xffffe002 in ?? ()
(gdb)

gdb doesn't seems too helpful, other than maybe the last row (dunno what that
is?). Would it be helpful to build the debug-enabled version of rpm and submit
output from it?

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
rpm-4.2-0.69

How reproducible:
Sometimes

Steps to Reproduce:
1. rpm -Uvh foo.rpm
2.
3.
    

Actual Results:  Process hangs after 100 % is completed, for example

Preparing...                ########################################### [100%]
   1:nmap                   ########################################### [100%]


but rpm never returns, and has to be killed by kill -9.

Expected Results:  rpm should've installed.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Adam Thompson 2003-04-08 02:59:47 UTC
Same as 87747 ?


Comment 2 leon j. breedt 2003-04-09 12:17:55 UTC
occurs for me whenever i use apt-get to install RPMS, but strangely enough, not
when i use synaptic.

Comment 3 Scott Thomson 2003-04-10 08:31:36 UTC
I get the same problem but in about 10% of all rpm transactions even queries. 
 
I also experience the behaviour described in bug #83281 whenever I try to rebuild. 
 
Running 9.0, upgraded from 8.0 

Comment 4 fred-m 2003-04-11 01:14:00 UTC
I also had this problem in RH8.0, and I'm also having it after upgrading to RH9.

Interestingly, I can't remember having had this problem when using rpm 
functionality through the autoupdate utility(I hope that this is useful as a 
clue).

Comment 5 Jeff Johnson 2003-04-14 15:03:46 UTC
Try (Red Hat 8.0) rpm-4.1.1 or (Red Hat 9) rpm-4.2 packages,
currently at
    ftp://ftp.rpm.org/pub/rpm/test-{4.1.1,4.2}
All known "hang" problems are fixed there.

Comment 6 Joe Pruett 2003-09-11 23:39:29 UTC
this problem is becoming very common for me with 8.x boxes, especially high mghz
cpus.  why isn't it being sent out as a bug fix?  i'm going to download the new
versions and see how it goes.