Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 134824
up2date hangs when rhn_check runs?
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:04 EST
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Description of problem:
In doing the rhel3u3 updates, I've had many systems hang during the
installation phase. No CPU activity, no disk activity, nothing. It
seemed clearly like a locking issue. I've just discovered on one
system that at precisely the time the up2date hung, rhn_check started
running and it hung too. I don't know if it's the cause or another
symptom. As a test I tried to just do an rpm -q and it hung too. There
was no way to recover. I had to kill -9 all rpm related processes and
remove the /var/lib/rpm/__* files. I'm left with many duplicate rpms
in the database which I have to now go through and remove the old
versions using the justdb switch. It's happened enough times for the
U3 update that I've got a script to recover from it. I know this is
not the most scientific bug report but it's not something easily
debugged and it's also not something I want to duplicate since I run
RHEL3 on my stable systems.
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