Bug 1470909 - anaconda silently crashes with small /, /var, /home, and memory (DOWNLOAD_MPOINTS) [NEEDINFO]
anaconda silently crashes with small /, /var, /home, and memory (DOWNLOAD_MPO...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Vendula Poncova
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2017-07-13 21:16 EDT by Bruce Jerrick
Modified: 2017-08-29 10:35 EDT (History)
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Description Bruce Jerrick 2017-07-13 21:16:49 EDT
Description of problem:
anaconda silently crashes and reboots when installing F26 Release
on a system with a small /, /var, /home, and memory (reasonable
with a separate (large) /usr).  The problem is that none of the
filesystems listed in DOWNLOAD_MPOINTS in dnfpayload.py are large
enough for working space, and /tmp (tmpfs) is also too small due
to the limited memory.  A simple fix is to add "/mnt/sysimage/usr"

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install F26 Release with something like the following:
    8 GiB     memory (RAM)
    500 MiB   / (root)
    2 GiB     swap
    2 GiB     /var
    27.3 GiB  /usr
    500 MiB   /home
    ~5000 packages, with total size of *.rpm about 4.8 GiB

Actual results:
anaconda silently crashes and reboots shortly into the "Starting
package installation process" stage.

Expected results:
Installation succeeds.

Additional info:
I posted this as Comment 19 to RHBZ #1328151 (now CLOSED ERRATA).
The addition of "/mnt/sysimage/usr" to DOWNLOAD_MPOINTS works, but
using that entails rebuilding the installer with lorax/pungi .
I presume it's too late to change F26, but it would be nice if the
addition could be made in F27 .
Comment 1 Vendula Poncova 2017-08-29 10:34:41 EDT
Hello, could you please attach logs from /tmp?

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