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|Summary:||slow NIC and local kickstart -> anaconda crash|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Kamil Páral <kparal>|
|Component:||anaconda||Assignee:||Radek Vykydal <rvykydal>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Version:||18||CC:||awilliam, cakersq, g.kaviyarasu, jonathan, robatino, sbueno, vanmeeuwen+fedora|
|Whiteboard:||AcceptedNTH RejectedBlocker https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Common_F18_bugs#netinst-kickstart|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2014-02-05 09:31:31 EST||Type:||Bug|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description Kamil Páral 2013-01-07 09:58:34 EST
Description of problem: Similarly to bug 832510 and bug 892665, this is a problem with a machine with a slow NIC. If anaconda is faster then NIC getting link address/IP address, problems arise. I have booted netinst with inst.ks=hd:sdb1:/minimal.ks. The kickstart file uses online repos for installation. On a machine with slow NIC, this results in anaconda crash, because anaconda doesn't try to wait a while before network comes up. > anaconda 18.37.10 exception report > Traceback (most recent call first): > File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/pyanaconda/network.py", line 1020, in get_device_name > if isys.getMacAddress(d).lower() == devname.lower(): > File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/pyanaconda/network.py", line 1029, in setOnboot > devname = get_device_name(network_data.device) > File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/pyanaconda/network.py", line 1060, in networkInitialize > setOnboot(ksdata) > File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/threading.py", line 504, in run > self.__target(*self.__args, **self.__kwargs) > File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/site-packages/pyanaconda/threads.py", line 91, in run > threading.Thread.run(self, *args, **kwargs) > AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'lower' Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): anaconda 18.37.10 F18 RC1 How reproducible: always (for the machine I have access to) Steps to Reproduce: 1. you need to have a machine with slow NIC. I don't know how to simulate that 2. create netinst usb using livecd-iso-to-disk 3. copy kickstart file to the usb drive 4. boot on a machine with a slow NIC, use inst.ks=hd:device:path Actual results: anaconda crashes Expected results: anaconda waits some time whether network comes up or not. If there is no network connection for a few minutes, it gives up, prints out an error and reboots.
Comment 1 Kamil Páral 2013-01-07 09:59:17 EST
Created attachment 674102 [details] anaconda-tb-aokiSR
Comment 2 Kamil Páral 2013-01-07 10:00:14 EST
Created attachment 674105 [details] additional exceptions from tty1 (not in logs)
Comment 3 Kamil Páral 2013-01-07 10:03:11 EST
We might argue this violates: " The installer must be able to use all supported local and remote package source options " https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_18_Final_Release_Criteria or some other critera. Let's discuss.
Comment 4 Chris Lumens 2013-01-07 11:34:31 EST
I don't think this is a widespread enough case to warrant being a F18 blocker.
Comment 5 Adam Williamson 2013-01-07 12:07:59 EST
Discussed at 2013-01-07 QA meeting acting as a blocker review meeting: http://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/fedora-meeting/2013-01-07/fedora-qa.2013-01-07-16.01.log.txt . Agreed that local kickstart / remote packages / slow network is too much of a corner case combination to block release. Obvious workaround - and a much more likely use case - is to host the kickstart remotely (it's quite unusual to have a really *local* kickstart). Accepted as NTH, though, as it is at least theoretically an install-breaker, and document if we don't fix it.
Comment 6 Jason H. 2013-02-13 20:47:29 EST
I also ran into this problem, though with a different error message, when using a self contained CD with packages and kickstart to deploy. The error I got was "cannot load file:///tmp/anaconda-yum.conf". As a quick work around, you can place "nmcli nm enable false" in your kickstart %pre section. This will disable the unnecessary NetworkManager and nm-online processes, and allow the Anaconda systemd unit file to create the anaconda-yum.conf and yum.repos.d. Usually first thing I do in Fedora is disable NetworkManager, firewalld, and other unnecessary control daemons.
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Comment 8 Fedora End Of Life 2014-02-05 09:31:36 EST
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