Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1274194
Install rpm packages will report bus error randomly on RHEL 7 and RHEL 7.1
Last modified: 2018-04-12 10:00 EDT
Description of problem:
When we install some rpm packages using rpm or yum command,the OS will report bus error randomly. If we reboot the system, the problem will be eliminated. However, it happens periodically and randomly.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install RHEL 7 or RHEL 7.1
2. rpm -ivh /cluster/software/openmpi/rhels7.1/openmpi-1.8.5-1.x86_64-MOFED.rpm
or yum install -y rpm-build
or rpm -ivh gpfs.base-4.1.0-1.x86_64.rpm gpfs.docs-4.1.0-1.noarch.rpm
gpfs.ext-4.1.0-1.x86_64.rpm gpfs.msg.en_US-4.1.0-1.noarch.rpm gpfs.gpl-4.1.0- 1.noarch.rpm gpfs.gskit-8.0.50-16.x86_64.rpm (for example)
3. System will report bash: line 1: 3512 Bus error or bus error
System will report BUS error messages
Pakcages should be installed successfully.
This issue hasn't been seen on SLES OS.
thank you for the bug report. Could you please confirm that this is still an issue on RHEL-7.2? Also, could you confirm that the problem appears independently on the package being installed? How frequently does it happen?
After consultation with Florian, we need a reproducer first. We will investigate but at this point we can't guarantee any results.
I have seen this on an installation with CentOS 7.2 as well.
I have for 200 machines in one instance, and once rebooting all the node, I can at least see 10 nodes reporting this issue
I have in the situation resolved the problem by running "rpm --rebuilddb"
Current version of kernel running is 3.10.0-327.22.2.el7.x86_64
At the very least a traceback of the crash would be needed to even start investigating since this is not generally reproducable -> NEEDINFO.
Created attachment 1420848 [details]
strace of bus error on rhel 7.4