Bug 1122441 - kickstart installation hung when DASD not formatted
Summary: kickstart installation hung when DASD not formatted
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 20
Hardware: s390x
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: ZedoraTracker
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-07-23 09:18 UTC by Dan Horák
Modified: 2014-07-23 15:17 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2014-07-23 15:17:54 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Dan Horák 2014-07-23 09:18:53 UTC
I tried a F-20 kickstarted installation yesterday with a freshly allocated DASD which wasn't low-level formatted yet. And the installation was hung with a message in storage.log "..., need dasdmt" (don't remember the exact message)

Comment 1 Dan Horák 2014-07-23 09:23:29 UTC
so the message was from blivet's dasd_needs_format():

log.info("  %s (%s) status is %s, needs dasdfmt", dasd, bypath, status)

Comment 2 Dan Horák 2014-07-23 09:26:57 UTC
I think bug #1073982 describes the same problem

Comment 3 Samantha N. Bueno 2014-07-23 15:17:54 UTC
The reason it's freezing in f20 is because there was some cruft in dasd.py that depended upon old code which was scrapped in the UI re-write.

I completely rewrote the dasd code in blivet and anaconda, and the installer now handles cpfmtxa formatted dasds. Those changes unfortunately did not make it into f20, but they are in rhel7.0 and master/f21.

Anyhow, I'm going to close this since it shouldn't be a problem anymore. I have a fix for bug 1073982, which I'll push upstream also.

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