Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 140797
after starting haldaemon freezes the machine
Last modified: 2013-03-05 22:42:16 EST
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Description of problem:
When booting the haldaemon starts and a few seconds later the machine
freezes. This behaviour has been present since the FC3 release
(x86_64). I have not seen this in any of the i386 FC3-testX releases.
(I've tracked rawhide since test2).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot the machine, starting hal is 'ok'
2. wait one second - a few seconds
Actual Results: The machine is totally unresponsive. The keyboard
leds don't work, no network connectivity (no ping reply, no daemons work).
Expected Results: Anything but a frozen machine.
I've tried it with all the different kernels since the release of FC3
up till 2.6.9-1.681_FC3. I tried booting with 'acpi=off' as boot
parameter : no change. I've also tried the hal package pointed to in
bug 139819 : no change.
The last message in /var/log/messages with hal version 0.4.0-10 is:
Nov 24 18:21:08 mysterx haldaemon: haldaemon startup succeeded
Nov 24 18:21:10 mysterx fstab-sync: removed all generated mount
And with the 0.4.1-snapshot release:
kernel: 50-fstab-sync.h general protection rip:3d92359b2d
Created attachment 107433 [details]
verbose output of hald 0.4.0
The verbose output generated while starting 'hald' made with this script:
hald --daemon=no --verbose=yes > hald_verbose 2>&1 &
tail hald_verbose &
while (true) ; do
(since it freezes the machine a few syncs to make sure I get as much as
Created attachment 107434 [details]
verobose output of hald 0.4.1-snapshot
Please see if hal-0.4.5 fixes the bug; it's available in FC3 updates
as well as FC3 development.
with kernel: kernel-2.6.10-1.737_FC3 & kernel-2.6.9-1.724_FC3
No system freeze anymore, the CDROM and DVD Writer are both
recognized, filesystem sizes appear next to partitions. Works as
Bug fixed, thanks for the follow up!
OK, so I'm closing this bug. Thanks.