Bug 1338823 - certain udev properties getting bad data (the data starts with a '\n' among other things)
Summary: certain udev properties getting bad data (the data starts with a '\n' among o...
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: systemd
Version: 23
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: systemd-maint
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2016-05-23 13:34 UTC by mulhern
Modified: 2016-12-20 20:39 UTC (History)
9 users (show)

Fixed In Version: systemd-229-8.fc24
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Last Closed: 2016-12-20 20:39:16 UTC
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Description mulhern 2016-05-23 13:34:19 UTC
Description of problem:

In some cases, the output of udevadm info --export-db has an unexpected format.

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

[mulhern@dhcp-25-209 ~]$ udevadm --version

How reproducible:

Always, on my machine.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Update to f23 (this was not happening on f22).
2. Run udevadm info --export-db.
3. Expect that all entries will begin with an identifying letter followed by
a colon, e.g., "E: MODALIAS=usb:v0458p0137d0100dc00dsc00dp00ic03isc01ip02in00
4. Notice that some entries do not have this format, e.g., "MODALIAS=hid:b0003g0001v00000458p00000137".
5. Notice that there seems to be something wrong with the preceding entry in this case, e.g.,


Actual results:

Funky formatting for some entries in output of udevadm info --export-db.

Expected results:

No funky formatting.

Additional info:

Occurs with particular devices:



but not w/ any others that I have observed on my machine.

Looks like the problem originates in the database entry as libudev, via pyudev, think that the value of HID_UNIQ is
"u'\nMODALIAS=hid:b0003g0001v00000458p00000137'", which has to be wrong.

So, that's where to fix it.

[mulhern@dhcp-25-209 pyudev]$ udevadm info /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb3/3-4/3-4:1.0/0003:0458:0137.0001
P: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb3/3-4/3-4:1.0/0003:0458:0137.0001
E: DEVPATH=/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb3/3-4/3-4:1.0/0003:0458:0137.0001
E: DRIVER=hid-generic
E: HID_ID=0003:00000458:00000137
E: HID_NAME=PixArt USB Optical Mouse
E: HID_PHYS=usb-0000:00:14.0-4/input0

Comment 1 mulhern 2016-05-23 14:46:33 UTC
Odd fact:

libudev (pyudev) doesn't seem to be able to obtain a value for MODALIAS (makes sense, pudev directly calls the udev get_property method) , but udevadm sort of can:

[mulhern@dhcp-25-209 udev]$ udevadm info --root --path /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:16.0/mei::12f80028-b4b7-4b2d-aca8-46e0ff65814c:01 --query property

Also, and I'm not sure if this is correct or not, sometimes MODALIAS looks surprising:

P: /devices/system/cpu/cpu7
E: DEVPATH=/devices/system/cpu/cpu7
E: DRIVER=processor
E: MODALIAS=cpu:type:x86,ven0000fam0006mod003A:feature:,0000,0001,0002,0003,0004

Comment 2 Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek 2016-05-23 14:48:00 UTC
It's some sort of db corruption, I'm looking into it:

#0  device_add_property_aux (device=0x555555688be0, _key=0x55555568c123 "HID_UNIQ", _value=0x55555568c12c "\nMODALIAS=hid:b0003g0001v00000C76p00001607", db=false) at src/libsystemd/sd-device/sd-device.c:102
#1  0x00005555555e6ed9 in device_add_property_internal (device=0x555555688be0, key=0x55555568c123 "HID_UNIQ", value=0x55555568c12c "\nMODALIAS=hid:b0003g0001v00000C76p00001607") at src/libsystemd/sd-device/sd-device.c:149

Comment 3 Tom Gundersen 2016-05-23 22:07:15 UTC
Thanks for the report. This fixes it for me: https://github.com/systemd/systemd/pull/3330

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2016-05-30 05:37:59 UTC
systemd-229-8.fc24 has been submitted as an update to Fedora 24. https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2016-5f8a34340d

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2016-05-31 03:54:12 UTC
systemd-229-8.fc24 has been pushed to the Fedora 24 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
See https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:Updates_Testing for
instructions on how to install test updates.
You can provide feedback for this update here: https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2016-5f8a34340d

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2016-06-01 19:53:58 UTC
systemd-229-8.fc24 has been pushed to the Fedora 24 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 7 Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek 2016-06-03 04:04:35 UTC
Reopening for F23.

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Comment 9 mulhern 2016-11-25 14:16:30 UTC
This seems to be fixed in F24.

Comment 10 Fedora End Of Life 2016-12-20 20:39:16 UTC
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